Key Information

Doctors in training must hold full GMC registration and a permanent licence to practise throughout the duration of their training. They must also retain their licence to practice until the end of their formal training (and end of employment contract).

All doctors with a licence to practise need to meet the requirements of revalidation. 

This includes having a Responsible Officer (RO) and connecting to a Designated Body.

As a trainee in Thames Valley your Responsible Officer is Dr Paul Sadler and your Designated Body is NHSE Education – Thames Valley

When you start your training programme with us you must update your GMC online account and ensure you are connected to NHSE Education Thames Valley.

Please only connect to us a maximum of 7 days before the start date of your training programme.

Do not connect to your employing Trust.

You must stay connected to us for the duration of your training including any parental leave or approved Out Of Programme time.

F1 trainees only hold Provisional Registration and do not have an RO or Designated Body

Military Trainees – your RO is the Defence Dean and your Designated Body is the Defence Deanery

Locum Appointment for Service (LAS) posts – your RO will be your Medical Director at your employing trust