Letters Revalidation and resignation

UK revalidation changes lacked evidence

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4787 (Published 14 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4787
  1. Michael Copeman, oncologist
  1. Copeman Clinic, 22B 1097 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach, NSW 2108, Australia
  1. mcopeman{at}bigpond.net.au

The BMJ’s Minerva reports that general practitioners think revalidation is a cumbersome tick-box exercise that has little to do with quality of care or protecting patients.1

Mandatory revalidation was brought in for UK doctors without evidence from a controlled trial of its efficacy …

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