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Government to review doctors' revalidation system

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:9
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

The General Medical Council has postponed the introduction of its new system for assessing doctors' fitness to practise after the government asked to review the scheme because of criticisms of it (on p 10) in the fifth report of the Shipman inquiry.

The council's new scheme of revalidation will be shelved until the review is complete, which will not be until after the scheme was due to be …

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