Licence to practise withdrawal appeals (Revalidation)

This section is to help doctors who wish to appeal our decision to withdraw their licence to practise under revalidation.

Appeals are handled by the Communitybaptistpa Appeals team. The Appeals team is independent of the registration process and aims to provide an impartial and fair service.

If you have made an application for registration with a licence to practise, please see our Registration appeals guidance.

If you have made an application for entry onto the Specialist Register or GP Register through a CCT, CESR, or CEGPR, please see our specialist and GP registration appeals guidance.

What can I appeal against?

You can appeal against our decision withdraw your licence to practise because you either: 
(1) failed, without reasonable excuse, to comply with any requirement of guidance published by the General Council under section 29G (guidance) of the Medical Act 1983 (including any requirement to participate in a scheme of appraisal which meets the requirements set out in that guidance); 
(2) failed, without reasonable excuse, to provide any evidence or information to the Registrar in accordance with regulation 6(4); 6(8), 6(9), 6(10) of the Licensing and Revalidation Regulations 2012 
(3) fraudulently provided to the Registrar, in relation to any requirement of regulation 6 of the Licensing and Revalidation Regulations 2012 or any requirement or request of the Registrar under that regulation, any evidence or information which is false; or 
(4) failed, without reasonable excuse, to pay any fee required in accordance with regulation 6(14).

I want to appeal, what should I do?

You should download the licence to practise and revalidation appeals factsheet. This contains all the information you need on our appeals process.

Once you have read the fact sheet, you need to download and complete the AP4 notice of appeal form.

Download the procedures for oral hearings of appeals panels factsheet (pdf)

If you intend to instruct solicitors and/or counsel, you should do so as early as possible. You must authorise the Appeals team to deal with a representative acting for you by providing a signed authority AP3 (pdf) which can be posted or ed (you must a scanned copy with a signature from the address we hold on our records for you).

Where to send your notice of appeal form and other documents

Please send your appeal by to [email protected] or by post to the Communitybaptistpa, Registration Appeals Team, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AW.


The venue for appeals is St James's Building in Manchester. If you are required to attend and have any questions about accessibility, please see the procedures for oral hearings of appeals panels factsheet (pdf).

Rules and legislation relating to appeals

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