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GMC no longer favours folder of evidence for revalidation

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:792
  1. Stephen Brearley, chairman, registration committee, GMC
  1. Whipps Cross Hospital, London E11 1NR

    EDITOR—Wakeford is right to fear that the portfolio based methods for revalidation currently being piloted by the General Medical Council may prove “hideously expensive in time and money, and potentially inaccurate and unfair.” 1 2 In a pre-pilot exercise conducted by the GMC, participants experienced difficulty in compiling folders of evidence about their practice because of the lack of systems for collecting relevant data, and they could not provide evidence relating to all sections of Good Medical Practice (the GMC's core statement of professional values …

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