Revalidation at a glance

What is revalidation?

Revalidation is a process which will help you to keep your professional skills and knowledge up to date. It will help you to show how you provide the safe and effective care patients and the public expect, as set out in the standards for pharmacy professionals

Find out below what you will need to do and when:

See your personal timeline

Read the revalidation framework

Read the revalidation framework in Welsh

Access resources and support to help you complete your revalidation submission

What do I have to do and when?

You will need to carry out, record and submit four CPD records, a peer discussion record and a reflective account record.

You will need to record and submit these activities using the updated myGPhC online system.

Each time your registration renewal is due, you will need to submit  records of these activities which you’ve carried out over the previous year, to meet the revalidation requirement part of your registration renewal.

If you are not able to submit all of the records because you have taken sick leave, maternity leave, or a break from practice for example, you will need to tell us why, and provide evidence.

To see what you will need to record and submit and when, take a look at your personal revalidation timeline

Is there any guidance on carrying out and recording revalidation activities?

The revalidation framework sets out our expectations of what you must do each year to meet the revalidation requirement, including:

  • what records you need to make
  • how you need to record them
  • what you need to do if you can’t submit the records

It also covers what how we will:

  • select records for review
  • review records and give you feedback
  • follow up with you when we feel our review criteria are not met

You can also start carrying out and recording revalidation entries offline using the revalidation record templates.

How do I record and submit my revalidation records?

You will need to record and submit your revalidation records using the myGPhC online system

Important: you can record your revalidation activity before you create your account – find out more about how to carry out and record revalidation activities in the revalidation framework, and record your entries offline using the revalidation record templates. You can transfer your records to the online system later.

What happens when I submit my revalidation records?

When you submit your revalidation records, we check to make sure you have submitted the right number and type of records. We will then include your submission in the pool from which we select records to review.

If you are selected for review, we will tell you about it and afterwards you will receive personalised feedback from us. You can use the learning for your next submission.

See the revalidation framework for more information on how we carry out the review process.