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The General Medical Council and the future of revalidation:Revalidation process would not pass appraisal

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1447
  1. Roger A Fisken, consultant physician (
  1. Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1JG

    EDITOR—Catto's paper in the series on the GMC and the future of revalidation, although very thoughtful, does not tackle many of the problems with revalidation as it has been discussed hitherto.1 Catto also fails to understand that Dame Janet Smith's inquiry report is largely irrelevant to revalidation, particularly for doctors who are not general practitioners.

    The current appraisal process, …

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