UK critiques physician revalidation systems


According to Medical News Today:

    Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), today published his review into the regulation of the medical profession.

    Good Doctors, safer patients was undertaken following the publication of the The Shipman Inquiry: fifth report t, which was highly critical of the General Medical Council (GMC) and the broader arrangements for medical regulation....

    “Patient safety has been my primary concern. There must be a robust revalidation process. At present, a senior doctor can go through a 30 year career without undergoing a single assessment of their fitness to practise, whereas an airline pilot, meanwhile, would face over 100 checks over a similar timescale."

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