Doctors need to:

  • ensure that annual appraisals take place & that they participate fully in this process
  • maintain a record of CPD activities
  • demonstrate they are using the best available evidence and Best Practice in their clinical activities & patient care
  • maintain a Portfolio of Evidence to support their case for Fitness to Practice.
  • participate in a multi-source feedback called a 360 once every 5 years, asking colleagues and patients to complete a questionnaire about their fitness to practice.

Trust appraisal and revalidation guidance can be found on the Trust's intranet.

Trust electronic Appraisal and Revalidation system here:

GMC Guides


Information from Royal Colleges

You may need to be a member to access some of these pages.

How KLS can help

The Trust’s Knowledge & Library Service can help you find the necessary evidence of best practice, so you in turn, can demonstrate your fitness to practice.
To help you find the evidence, we offer the following services, training & facilities:

  • Literature searches
  • Training in literature searching
  • Journal article & document supply
  • Current awareness services
  • A suite of computers in a drop-in facility which you can use 24/7

For more information or help, please contact Peta Jones, Outreach Librarian on 0161 922 6662 or send her an email on