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Assessing fitness to practise: Common sense approach to revalidation/accreditation

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:424
  1. Anton E A Joseph, honorary consultant radiologist (
  1. Mayday University Hospital, Croydon CR7 7YE

    EDITOR—The controversial and impractical route for revalidation proposed by the General Medical Council based on legislation is for doctors to provide evidence that they are up to date and fit to practise. Ever since, the debate has ranged from how this might be achieved to questioning the validity of revalidation itself. I prefer the more complimentary “accreditation”to “revalidation.”

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