From selection to revalidation

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:a

Early next month Britain's General Medical Council meets to discuss, among other things, revalidation for doctors on the generalist and specialist registers. In an editorial this week John Parboosingh discusses the various models that have been adopted in other parts of the world (p 1094). The public demand for periodic revalidation of doctors, is, he says, inevitable, and such systems will be introduced in most countries in coming years, “even before the systems have been shown to enhance patient care.”

Revalidation may be a new hurdle for doctors to jump: …

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