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Doctors Must Embrace Regulation Changes

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Regulation and revalidation of doctors

Doctors should accept the main proposals to change regulation of the medical profession as the best way of restoring public confidence, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ by a leading member of the GMC.

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Professor Mike Pringle, a GMC member and professor of general practice, writes about his strong belief that the recommendations of the Department of Health to update medical regulation are taking the right approach.

The chief medical officer's review of medical regulation published last week proposed that doctors face MoT style revalidation checks every five years and that the GMC should no longer have the role of judging whether a doctor is fit to practise in cases of serious complaints