Appraisal and revalidation for UK doctors-time to assess the evidence

Victoria Tzortziou Brown*, Margaret McCartney, Carl Heneghan

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The General Medical Council adopted a more flexible approach to regulation at the start of the covid-19 pandemic, with revalidation and appraisals largely suspended to allow doctors to focus on clinical safety and workload.1 With reinstatement planned, we argue for urgent clarification of their purpose, an evidence based approach for their implementation, and ongoing evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3415
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2020


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