BMJ LearningBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.176 (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:176
A suite of online services to meet doctors' needs will be launched this year
- Edward Briffa (firstname.lastname@example.org), online learning consultant,
- Kamran Abbasi, deputy editor
- BMJ Learning
News p 183 Clinical review p 213
The surprise about appraisal and revalidation for doctors in the United Kingdom is not that it is happening but that it was not introduced earlier.1–3 For appraisal to be successful it will have to be centred on learning, which in conceptual terms allows the learner to take control in the way that education—with its top down connotations—rarely seemed to. This change in emphasis is also reflected this week in an interview with Professor Graeme Catto (p 183), president of the General Medical Council, and the start of an ABC series on learning and teaching in medicine (p 213). Helping doctors to learn is central to the BMJ mission, which is why we are launching BMJ Learning.
The proposition is simple. If doctors have access to online learning resources, based on the best available evidence, they will be better equipped to improve quality …