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RCGP resignation not the answer

From Dr Chris Walker, Birmingham

From Dr Chris Walker, Birmingham

I am writing as chair of the Midland Faculty of the RCGP, where Dr Adam Pringle works, and am sorry he has decided to resign from the college.

Although we respect Dr Pringle's strongly held views on the subject, we must disagree. Revalidation is supported by all the leading medical bodies including the GPC and there are still many opportunities for shaping the nature of future proposals.

The RCGP recognises it has a new role and will handle this with care and responsibility. The college intends to support all GPs in meeting their obligations and faculties will have a key role in this.

Where GPs are concerned about these changes, we do not believe that disengagement is the right response. We believe it is now time to move the debate on and adopt a robust but constructive approach.

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