For more general information and resources visit our appraisal and revalidation page

BMA & RCGP Guidance

Appraisal and revalidation requirements can be more difficult for sessional GP’s and changes have been made to help address this. It is important to make sure you, and your appraiser, are clear on what is needed. 

Many sessional GPs have several portfolios and you will need to consider how you might evidence your fitness to practice in these different roles.

If you undergo a performance review in these roles, you should include the outputs of such meetings as additional supporting information.

In roles that are less formalised you should be able to demonstrate that your CPD and review of your practice (through quality improvement, SEAs and feedback) is drawn from the whole of the scope of your practice over the five-year revalidation cycle, with annual reflection on your competence for each role.

More information

For more information about evidence of fitness to practice, collating feedback from colleagues and patients, quality improvement activity and significant events, read the appraisal and revalidation guidance from the Royal College of GPs.

Revalidation for Locums

The following document has been created by Wessex Local Medical Committee and contains a range of practical suggestions that GP locums can use to add to their existing evidence for appraisal. It has been written by GP locums for GP locums. The key message is that revalidation does not have to be difficult. However, if in doubt ask your Appraiser and your LMC will be happy to help.

Revalidation for GP Locums – A Practical Guide - Special thanks to Wessex LMC for producing the document.

LMC Support for education, appraisal and revalidation 

As a GP you remain responsible for ensuring you carry out appropriate CPD to meet requirements for appraisal and revalidation. The LMC organise bi -monthly meetings for Sessional GPs which includes CPD. There is a lot of discussion on appraisal and revalidation during these meetings as the Chair of the forum, Dr Sigrun Baier, is an appraiser. Dr Baier also leads on a Significant Events Analysis (SEA) workshop once a year - See the presentation she used for 2019. For more information on our Sessional meetings please visit our getting involved page. 

For information on Significant Events/ SEA see the National Association of Sessional GPs. 

See a generic Template for SEA here.