The overall purpose of the Revalidation Support Unit (RSU) is to support and improve professional standards through revalidation, appraisal and CPD.

We have a broad remit which includes

Working together as a team is important to us and underpins everything we do – we achieve more together than we can separately.

Our team ethos is that we...

  • Focus on the needs of our customers
  • Make best use of our knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Have a positive, proactive, can-do outlook
  • Enjoy healthy challenge and competition
  • Share good practice and work collaboratively with others
  • Support and value each other
  • Practice continuous improvement
  • Strive for excellence


Business hours

09:00 - 16:00 Mon - Fri

General enquiries

+44 (0)29 2068 7509

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Medical Appraisal Revalidation System

The Medical Appraisal Revalidation System, more commonly known as MARS, is a sophisticated online appraisal system designed to facilitate the appraisal process and to support individual doctors and Responsible Officers through revalidation.

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CPD & Appraiser training

The RSU delivers CPD events for GPs on a regional basis, Developing Doctors to Deliver (3D) for all doctors and local events specifically designed to support the needs of sessional GPs. We also provide specific training programmes for Appraisers.

More about CPD & Appraiser training

Developing Doctors to Deliver (3D)  |  Appraiser Training (booking system box)

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The Appraisal of General Practitioners (GPs) in Wales is managed by the Revalidation Support Unit (RSU) at the Wales Deanery.

The service is provided on behalf of the Health Boards under a Service Level Agreement with the Welsh Government.

GP Appraisal


The RSU supports a programme of work to successfully implement and manage revalidation in Wales.

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