Annual Appraisal & revalidationWatch
Basically, I'm a graduate doctor from abroad and I have a full GMC registration with the license to practice. However, I haven't really had a proper job since obtaining my license in August last year. I have worked a few F1 locums through various agencies. I have also done a clinical attachment for a week. I am now looking for a trust grade FY1/FY2 doctor job for six months.
I still don't understand the whole revalidation, annual return, and appraisal stuff. I was, therefore, wondering if someone could explain the following:
1. Do I need an annual appraisal for revalidation? I am with a locum agency (that I've not worked for) that's supposedly my responsible body for revalidation.
2. If I am waiting around applying for jobs say for a month, would I be penalized by the GMC for gaps in my CV?
I would really appreciate your help, please.