Letters False god of appraisal

Revalidation built on appraisal may have led to confusion

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5999 (Published 11 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5999
  1. Julian Archer, National Institute for Health Research career development fellow1
  1. 1Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
  1. julian.archer{at}plymouth.ac.uk

Medical revalidation built on appraisal may have led to confusion, as exemplified by McCartney’s comments.1 Our research identified conflicting narratives about the purposes of revalidation from policy makers.2 Appraisal has always been there to support doctors to be “up to date’ but now it is also attempting …

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