Letters False god of appraisal

GMC should be relicensing doctors, not revalidating specialists

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6007 (Published 11 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6007
  1. Andrew C Skinner, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK
  1. andrew.skinner{at}nhs.net

Early in the life of revalidation, medical royal colleges produced hugely prescriptive guidance about what constitutes proper appraisal,1 enough continuing professional development (CPD), and so on. Coincidentally, revalidation coincided with the genesis of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB), …

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