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Regulation and revalidation of doctors: Summary of other responses

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:303
  1. Birte Twisselmann, assistant editor (web)
  1. BMJ

    Pringle's editorial on revalidation, which was largely supportive of the chief medical officer's report, came in for unbridled criticism.1 Eleven respondents, mostly general practitioners from the United Kingdom, warned against introducing fundamental new measures in such haste, expressing serious concerns about abolishing self regulation and about the safety of patients.

    Adam Pringle sets the tone in criticising the hurry: “Anybody pretending to intellectual validity and scientific rigour would test and validate their tools first, and design their system later.” He also takes issue with the proposed enforced membership …

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