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Furious GPC negotiator predicts revalidation 'revolt' as GPs spend more than 40 hours preparing for appraisals


I will begin by confessing that I'm no longer a Proper Doctor. I left General Practice 14 years ago and have worked part time in Occupational health since. I now derive a modest income by working from home examining motorsport competitors and doing DVLA drivers medicals. I have just been informed by the GMC that I will need a licence to practice to continue. Revalidation for me will be in July 2014. I do not have a Responsible Officer and it will be impossible for me to comply with the requirements of revalidation. I am facing unemployment with the possibility of having to sell my house. The concept of a limited licence to allow me to continue does not seem to have occurred to the GMC. It seems a little bit unfair that I will not be able to continue with examinations which I have carried out thoroughly and conscientiously for many years.

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27 Nov 2013

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