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Letters Appraisal and revalidation for UK doctors

We must be cautious when reintroducing appraisal and revalidation for UK doctors

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 20 October 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4034
  1. Carter Singh, general practitioner
  1. Willowbrook Medical Practice, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 1ES, UK
  1. Drcartersingh{at}

Although the relaxed approach to appraisal and revalidation has been a welcome respite for most hardworking doctors in the challenging times of the covid-19 pandemic, we need to be acutely aware that any overbearing or bureaucratic aspects of regulation are reintroduced with caution when we may be …

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