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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 20 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:S3-7123

The flip side of the coin of life long learning that supports quality in primary care is the important task of remediation, discussed in the context of GP registrars' regulatory assessment earlier this year. Bahrami J. Remediation. BMJ 1997; Classified suppl:Oct 26 to assist GPs whose performance gives cause for concern is an important contribution to this area that discusses identifying, understanding, and supporting clinicians whose performance has been called into question. The authors of the report - two GP academics and two policymakers – based their work on a national survey of health authorities' current and developing policies. The result is a valuable guide to all concerned in this delicate area.

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