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The General Medical Council and the future of revalidation: GMC prepares to deliver notable improvements

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1446
  1. Amanda Watson, director of licensing and revalidation (
  1. General Medical Council, London NW1 3JN

    EDITOR—Esmail is looking at things from the wrong end of the telescope when claiming that the General Medical Council has failed to grasp the issue of scrutinising doctors' performance.1 Surely the main lesson that has emerged from the various recent inquiries is that employers of doctors (including primary care trusts) need to ensure that they have in place local systems that can deal …

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