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GMC to consult on next stage of revalidation

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 27 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1425
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Panels of doctors and lay people will assess all registered doctors in the United Kingdom every five years to satisfy themselves that members of the profession are fit to continue to practise, according to a consultation document discussed by the General Medical Council this week. The council approved the document and it will now be sent out for consultation.

    The GMC agreed in November 1998 that specialists and GPs must be able to show—on a regular basis—that they are keeping up to date and remain fit to practise. It set up a steering group to propose appropriate …

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