GMC Revalidation with Harley Academy

Many doctors practising aesthetic medicine struggle to find an appropriate body for 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 revalidation. Generally such organisations employ a Responsible Officer (e.g. 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.

Why GMC Revalidation Matters

The purpose of 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. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

Doctors who wish to practice in the UK must be registered with the GMC (General Medical Council). All licensed 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 revalidation and appraisal services.

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

Being appraised in the aesthetic medicine sector can be daunting.

As specialists in the sector, our mission at Harley Academy is to deliver stimulating 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.

Watch the GMC's video explaining the revalidation process

GMC Revalidation

Harley Academy GMC Revalidation Service

Harley Academy’s GMC Appraisal & Revalidation Service

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 
  • 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.

Using the Harley Academy Revalidation Service

To access our revalidation service, please contact Harley Academy Revalidation Services at

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 for our service.