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The General Medical Council and the future of revalidation:Profession needs to debate regulator's role

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1447
  1. Olusola O A Oni, consultant orthopaedic surgeon (
  1. Anstey LE7 7TH

    EDITOR—Esmail insinuates that the public has lost confidence in the medical profession.1 This is not true. The public puts doctors at the top of the professional tree in poll after poll. The elites of medicine have lost their nerve, and that is the problem. Esmail proposes that doctors are afraid of revalidation. We are not. What we, and our patients, do …

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