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Medical revalidation of doctors to start in December

Medical revalidation, the process by which all doctors who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) regularly demonstrate they are up-to-date and fit to practise, will start in December 2012.

The new system will help doctors maintain the standard expected of them by making sure they keep pace with the latest techniques, technologies and research. Revalidation will also require a doctor to tackle any concerns about skills such as communication and maintaining trust with patients.

A joint letter from Sir David Nicholson and Sir Bruce Keogh provides more detail.

To read the letter go to: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/10/medical-revalidation-uk/