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For doctors, revalidation was introduced by the General Medical Council (GMC) in December 2012. It requires all licensed doctors to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are up to date and fit to practise in their chosen field

Susan Goldsmith, chief operating officer and deputy chief executive of the General Medical Council, says that in England, 40% of doctors worked without appraisals, but this went down to just 5% a year after revalidation began

Source  General Medical Council (GMC)