Revalidation and assessment: giving marks might help

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.810b (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:810
  1. Richard Lehman, general practitioner (lehman@hightown1.demon.co.uk)
  1. Hightown Surgery, Banbury OX16 9DB

    EDITOR—Once again the BMJ ‘s letters pages are full of correspondence about professional revalidation and assessment.1 Fortunately, with a change of leadership in the General Medical Council and greater realism within government, the tide is turning from complex systems of assessment that assume that every doctor is a potential rotten apple until proved otherwise, towards systems that assume that all the apples are sound except for …

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