Policy paper

Announcement of medical revalidation in the UK from December

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today announced that from 3 December 2012, revalidation of doctors in the UK will commence.

Documents

Sir David Nicholson and Sir Bruce Keoghs letter

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Letter from the chief medical officers for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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This represents a step forward in both the effective regulation of doctors and the creation in law of further measures to improve quality and safety of care across the entire health sector.  Medical revalidation, and the associated mandatory requirements for individual licensed doctors, responsible officers and designated bodies, will provide additional assurance to patients and should improve confidence in the quality and safety of the services commissioned and provided for them.