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Will we be getting good doctors and safer patients?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:450
  1. Bernard Ribeiro, president
  1. Royal College of Surgeons of England, London WC2A 3PE
  1. etowell{at}

    Last week, the Department of Health announced its plans for reforming regulation of doctors. The BMJ asked some of those affected for their opinions

    I welcome the white paper on medical regulation and am particularly pleased that the proposal for periodic revalidation is underpinned by a strengthened role for the medical royal colleges. In anticipation of …

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