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Revalidating and rethinking

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:a

The theme of this week's issue is revalidation: how doctors can maintain their performance throughout their working lives and—perhaps harder—demonstrate this convincingly to their patients and employers. As Graham Buckley points out in his editorial (p 1145), Britain has come late to this game. Only now is the General Medical Council starting to build a system of periodic revalidation for all British doctors.

What this system might look like is explained by Lesley Southgate and Mike Pringle on p 1180. They envisage regional revalidation groups in each …

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