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GMC's current proposals for revalidation are flawed

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:53
  1. Ian W B Grant, Retired consultant physician
  1. Nether Balchandy, By Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5JT

    EDITOR—According to the General Medical Council, the object of revalidation is to establish the principle that “to maintain their registration, all doctors must be able to demonstrate regularly that they continue to be fit to practise in their chosen field.”1 In theory, revalidation has much to commend it, but the GMC's proposals for its implementation are flawed. They state: “local profiling of performance: evidence about the doctor's performance and continuing professional development” will be “gathered and reviewed locally” …

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