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Assessing fitness to practise: Revalidation is a long and winding road

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:424
  1. Maurice Conlon, appraisal and revalidation lead (
  1. NHS Clinical Governance Support Team, Leicester LE1 6NB

    EDITOR—The road to revalidation is proving long and winding because of the complexity in setting standards described by Baker and Wakeford,1 as well as problems with defined leadership and a professional cultural inertia.

    In the current hiatus of leadership, the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team continues to promote the concept of useful revalidation …

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