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Many doctors practising aesthetic medicine struggle to find an appropriate body for GMC revalidation. Doctors who work in the NHS, as an agency locum or in large independent organisations, are automatically connected to these employing organisations for their GMC revalidation

Generally, such organisations employ a Responsible Officer (eg. the Medical Director) who oversees the process. But if you work independently, you may not be able to find a Designated Body and Responsible Officer to undertake the process for you

GMC Appraisal for Cosmetic Doctors

Why GMC revalidation matters

The purpose of GMC revalidation is to provide greater assurance to patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. Doctors' revalidation is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients

Any doctors who wish to practice in the UK must be registered with the GMC (General Medical Council). All registered doctors who are practising medicine have yearly appraisals and revalidate every 5 years to stay on the GMC Register

It can be hard to find a designated body for aesthetic medicine

Because practising aesthetic medicine exists in the private sector, there are limited options for GMC revalidation and appraisal services

This is why Harley Academy provides a GMC revalidation service for cosmetic doctors, where the unique area of the practice of aesthetic medicine can be considered from a place of experience and empathy

Harley Academy GMC revalidation service

Being appraised in the aesthetic medicine sector can be daunting for cosmetic doctors

As specialists in the sector, our mission at Harley Academy is to deliver stimulating GMC appraisals that elevate your future practice

Our service provides:

  • Yearly appraisals
  • Support completing the requirements of Appraisal and Revalidation
  • Revalidation through our Responsible Officer if all criteria are fulfilled

Application for our service is available to GMC-registered doctors who fulfil the following criteria

You must:

  • Have full GMC registration with no restrictions on practice (including no APS restrictions)
  • Have had GMC registration for > 2 years
  • Have provided evidence of foundation training in aesthetic medicine
  • Be able to declare you work wholly in aesthetic medicine
  • Not have a prescribed connection elsewhere, such as the NHS
  • Commit to clinical training contact with Harley Academy once a year

You do not have to be a current or former Harley Academy trainee to use our GMC Appraisal and Revalidation service

USING HARLEY ACADEMY revalidation service

To access our revalidation service, please contact Harley Academy GMC Revalidation Services at revalidation@harleyacademy.com

You will be asked to complete an application with questions and evidence that ensure you meet the criteria set by the GMC and Harley Academy

Please do not connect to Harley Academy on GMC Online as your designated body until we confirm your acceptance to our service


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