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Government delays revalidation by a further year

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2965 (Published 04 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2965
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    The government has delayed the introduction of medical revalidation by at least a year saying it is not convinced by the current proposals or the costs and practicalities involved.

    Earlier this week health secretary Andrew Lansley wrote to Peter Rubin, chairman of the General Medical Council, expressing concerns and announcing that he intends to extend the current pilots of the new system by 12 months.

    The letter precedes a formal response by the Department of Health to the GMC’s consultation on revalidation, which …

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