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BMA criticises latest plans for revalidation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 28 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2850
  1. Rebecca Wilkins
  1. 1London

    Doctors leaders have called for the latest plans for revalidation drawn up by the General Medical Council to be scrapped saying they seem both “threatening and disproportionate.”

    The BMA says the GMC should “go back to the drawing board” to deal with fundamental problems in its consultation document Revalidation: the way ahead, which was launched in March.

    Feedback from BMA committees led the BMA to conclude that its “confidence in the process [of revalidation] is seriously undermined.”

    The BMA said that the current proposals for revalidation “appear designed to describe excellence as a doctor rather than …

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