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400 potential new GPs trapped in MRCGP limbo as GP leaders call for reform


I understand the comments of John Ashcroft about sitting the MRCGP exam every 5 years to uphold standards. This option was thought about and specifically excluded when revalidation was set up. There would be four probable results - [1]many GPs would pack up (you may say good riddance - but those of my generation for whom the MRCGP was optional have been learning constantly over their last 30 years but never had Multiple Diplomatosis and hated exams - do you say we are all incompetent?)[2]the Royal College would be rubbing its hands in financial glee at all the fees it would generate [3]Many GPs would say "bother this for a game of soldiers" and quit and [4] those who sat through it all would have to take vast swathes of study leave - how would we fund that and replace the bums on seats? No - it doesn't wash. Sorry.

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12 Jul 2016

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