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Regulation and revalidation of doctors: Dangers and opportunities

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:303
  1. Brian D Keighley, general practitioner (
  1. Balfron, Stirlingshire G63 0TS

    EDITOR—Pringle's editorial reinforces the General Medical Council's corporate view that its prime function is, and always will be, the protection of the public by promoting the highest standard of medical care in the United Kingdom, something that is best delivered in partnership with others.1

    Pringle welcomes the bipartite approach to revalidation, especially the element applying to career grade doctors. This, however, is to adopt only one view of the intention of revalidation, …

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