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The General Medical Council and the future of revalidation

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1446
  1. Brian D Keighley, general practitioner (
  1. The Clinic, Balfron, Stirlingshire G63 0TS

    EDITOR—Esmail and Kmietowicz give an inaccurate account of the General Medical Council's policy development on revalidation, ignoring an iterative process with interested parties since 1998 in an attempt to introduce the most fundamental change to medical regulation since its foundation in 1858.1 2 The GMC clearly has had regard to the legitimate interests of three principal groups—government and the NHS, patients and the public, and the various tribes that make up the …

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