GMC launches consultation on details of revalidation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 02 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1214
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    GPs in Wales could be among the first to be approved under the new process of revalidation of doctors, the chief executive of the General Medical Council has indicated.

    Speaking to the BMJ before the launch of the GMC’s three month consultation on revalidation on 1 March, Niall Dickson said that GPs in Wales were “nearly there already,” with more than 90% of GPs already undergoing annual appraisal, which is being recorded by an integrated IT system.

    “It’s probably the biggest change in medical legislation in 150 years,” said Mr Dickson, who added that in Wales the process of revalidation was “really quite well advanced.”

    “The extra bits that we will put in place will not throw …

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