Appraisal, Revalidation & MARS

Module created February 2019

This module has been created as an all-encompassing resource for Doctors who are new to appraisal & revalidation following their CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) or Doctors who are new to the appraisal & revalidation processes in Wales. Produced by the Revalidation Support Unit (RSU) within Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

Medical appraisal in Wales is designed to be supportive & developmental, it should acknowledge past development whilst framing plans for progress through a Personal Development Plan (PDP). Revalidation has medical appraisal firmly at the centre of information gathering, the appraisal summary has taken on more significance as important items of development will be discussed at appraisal and reflected here.

Just got your CCT or new to Wales?

What you need to do now

  • Ensure you have been revalidated at point of CCT

During the GMC suspension of revalidation, due to Covid 19, your Deanery may not have been able to revalidate you at point of CCT. If you have been affected by this please contact your training Deanery and request a letter confirming you would have been revalidated had it not been for the GMC Covid 19 suspension. Your new RO will need to consider your position and advise what action is needed. 

 If you have just received your CCT, in most cases your Deanery should process a revalidation recommendation for you. You will then receive confirmation from the GMC and be given a new revalidation date in 5 years’ time. If you have not been revalidated you should contact your Deanery revalidation team for more guidance. 

  • Ensure you have a prescribed connection through the GMC

Once you have been included on the Medical Performers List (for GPs only) you will need to ensure you have a prescribed connection through the GMC. Your prescribed connection should be reflective of your primary employment. 

If you were to move employment area you should ensure you update your prescribed connection each time.  You can login to GMC connect here.


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