Summative assessment will protect patients from incompetent GPs

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1300 (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1300
  1. Jacky Hayden
  1. Chairman Committee of Regional Advisers in General Practice in England, London WC1N 3EJ

    EDITOR,--There seems to be some misunderstanding by the general practitioner registrars' subcommittee of the General Medical Services Committee in relation to summative assessment.1

    Firstly, the registrars express concerns about the validity of summative assessment. The work that has been done by the United Kingdom conference of postgraduate advisers in general practice has ensured that the assessment has a high validity; indeed, general practice …

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