Filler Christmas 2011: Professional Matters

Doctors’ revalidation bags

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 20 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6731
  1. Mayur Lakhani, general practitioner, Highgate Medical Centre, Sileby, UK
  1. mk.lakhani{at}

GP appraiser Mayur Lakhani finds doctors’ revalidation folders strangely evocative

Duncan Smith

I have been a GP appraiser for more than 10 years now. Appraisees have to deliver their folders to the appraiser’s surgery. During this time, the packaging that these folders arrive in has fascinated me. Many folders arrive in shopping bags, which range from high street fashion brands …

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