Revalidation for doctors

Revalidation is a key process by which all doctors licenced through the GMC must demonstrate on a regular basis that they are up to date and fit to practice in their chosen field. At Pulse, we have a dedicated team to make this process as simple as possible, so that our doctors can concentrate on maintaining their high level of care.

Our revalidation team support you through:

  • Providing specialist expertise to individuals participating in appraisal and revalidation activities
  • Working with the GMC (General Medical Council) and other professional bodies, to continually improve and develop excellent revalidation solutions
  • Promising strict compliance, quality and consistency in order to guarantee patient care and safety as well as protecting doctors

We strive to offer a service that supports you in all aspects of the revalidation and appraisal process.

Administration assistance

  • Expert doctors revalidation resource
  • Support via phone and email
  • Specialist revalidation software user support
  • Access to all relevant links for GMC, RST and Royal College guidelines
  • Deadline alerts
  • Support in entering and maintaining scope of work, user profile and qualifications

Multi-source feedback

  • Access to doctors 360° multi-source online feedback tool
  • Alternative paper colleague and patient feedback facility
  • Creating reports assigned to supporting information categories
  • Appraisal management

    • Administration support with converting files, scanning and uploading supporting information
    • Doctor’s portfolio review
    • Ensure appropriate appraiser is allocated
    • Manage submission of appraisal notes to appraiser
    • Provision of Specialist Register Appraiser (optional)
    • Management of appraisal locations and date

    Appraisal and revalidation

    • Access to GoToMeeting and support service
    • Management of webinar or face-to-face appraisals
    • Completion of appraisal outputs submission
    • Support in adjusting individual PDPs
    • Escalation process with a Clinical Director (if necessary)

    Appraisal and revalidation follow up

    • Provision of an appraisal feedback questionnaire to be submitted to the Responsible Officer
    • Ensuring the download capability of complete portfolio
    • Co-ordination and management of next appraisal portfolio and deadline
    • Recording of notes made for reference

    Management information

    • Doctor revalidation cycle tracking – annual appraisal, MSF, revalidation due date
    • Recording/adjusting conduct and capability concerns
    • Full list of doctors
    • Production of revalidation reports
    • Comprehensive review of clinical governance information
    • Manage and co-ordinate recommendations on revalidation to the GMC
    • Quality assurance of appraisal process and appraisers
    • Reports to Responsible Officer (when necessary)

    Formatted reports

    • Production of appraisal progress summary reports
    • Creation of appraisal feedback summary reports
    • Responsible Officer recommendations
    • Production of recorded conduct and capability concerns summary
    • An overview of the concerns raised by appraisers
    • Creation of a report on imported audit data and imported statutory and mandatory training data
    • A summary of special circumstances e.g. maternity

    For more information on how to prepare for your revalidation, see the NHS’s 10 steps to revalidation here.

    If you’d like to know more about the service we offer, please contact