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All UK doctors to be required to prove competence

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7182.482a (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:482
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    All doctors in the United Kingdom will be required to prove that they are competent, that theirskills are up to date, and that they are willing to undergo continued monitoring of their skills if they wish to continue practising medicine, doctors' leaders agreed last week.

    In what Sir Donald Irvine, president of the General Medical Council (GMC), described as a “defining moment,” the council endorsed proposals to overhaul the current regulation of doctors as …

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