Proposals for revalidation are “too complicated and aspirational”

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 19 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5875
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Revalidation of doctors practising in the United Kingdom is expected to be launched in late 2012, but the existing proposals will be reviewed and may be streamlined amid concerns that they are too onerous.

Responses to the three month consultation by the General Medical Council, the regulator of UK doctors, on revalidation showed broad support for the principle but some concerns about how it would operate in practice.

A common objection was that some of the proposals might be “too complicated and aspirational,” the analysis of responses showed. The main area of concern was …

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