Who will foot the bill for retraining GPs?
If the plan is to retrain 'poorly performing' GPs then there is no need to worry ('One GP in seven may be asked to retrain under revalidation plans').
The question is how are we going to identify these GPs? Who makes the decision? How do we make sure there are no hidden or personal agendas at the local PCT?
Of course, it is important to protect patient safety and wellbeing, but it is equally important that all doctors are treated fairly and correctly and that the action taken is proportionate.
And the big question is, who is going to fund all this retraining?
From Dr Umesh Prabhu, consultant paediatrician and board member of the National Patient Safety Agency