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GMC chair first doctor to be revalidated

GMC chair Professor Sir Peter Rubin became the first doctor to be revalidated today with a positive recommendation from his responsible officer.

Professor Rubin, who is also a consultant physician and professor of therapeutics at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said he was ‘delighted’ to be the first to revalidate.

He said: ‘I’ve had a number of patient and colleague feedbacks over the last few years and they’ve been helpful – partly in reaffirming all the things I do well and also in identifying what I can do better; none of us is perfect.

‘For the vast majority of doctors, revalidation will be about improving still further their high standards of practice.’

By the end of January 2013, all of the UK’s licensed doctors will have been informed of their date of revalidation. The GMC expect to have revalidated all doctors by the end of March 2018.

Readers' comments (4)

  • My appraiser advised me that hospital revalidation is minimal in comparison to that intended for GPs

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  • I am retiring the day before my revalidation is due. Unfortunately it is also just before CQC and CCGs start as well.

    What a shame!

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  • Mark Struthers

    I presume the GMC's revalidation will be done by those who validate and control it, i.e. the DoH, government and pharma.

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  • Revalidation is another way the minority and unwanted foreign serial killers can be detected and prevented from carrying out their atrocities.

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