Revalidation will not reliably detect poorly performing doctorsBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8009 (Published 03 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8009
- Leslie Lowenthal, general practitioner1
- 1Downland Practice, Chieveley RG20 8UY, UK
Thank you, Nigel Hawkes, for your article on revalidation.1 The press has claimed that revalidation will safeguard the public from poorly performing doctors by using five yearly checks. As a GP with an interest in education and assessment I share your concern that the public has been misled.
The revalidation process will centre on self analysis by appraisees, and …