Government proposes licensing system for doctorsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7348.1235/a (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1235
- Lynn Eaton
Doctors in the United Kingdom will soon be required by law to have a licence to practise, under new proposals from the government.
Health minister John Hutton has issued a consultation document outlining the plans, which will form part of the new revalidation process for all doctors in the country.
“We want to see a more streamlined General Medical Council, with much greater patient and public involvement—one where cases are dealt with more quickly and more transparently, while maintaining accountability to parliament,” he said.