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What, no certificate for revalidation?

Am I the only GP who would like a certificate on revalidation? I asked the GMC and was told there wouldn’t be one.

I replied, stating that it was not expensive and would increase public confidence in GPs and the revalidation process. The GMC responded that ‘revalidation is not essentially a point-in-time assessment’ and ‘a certificate would be of limited usefulness as time went on’.

I think we all know what a certificate represents and I still think we should have one.

Dr Jane Wilcock, GP appraiser, Manchester