Not a done deal
Revalidation is a key issue for the BMA.
Under the current proposals, all doctors who wish to retain their licences to practise will need to be revalidated every five years, to prove they are up to date and fit to practise.
The implementation of revalidation is set to start at the end of 2012, but only if the NHS and other organisations involved can prove they are ready.
We believe some key issues need resolving before revalidation goes ahead, including the question of remediation and the cost-effectiveness of the process.
We have been helping to shape revalidation to ensure the process allows doctors to demonstrate their skills and capabilities without being too bureaucratic or onerous - and does not take them away from the all-important care of patients for too long.
In this section, read the latest revalidation news, find out about the BMA’s role in developing revalidation, and hear from key GMC figures on how the regulator and doctors will be working more closely.