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Doctors to undergo revalidation – Hunt

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

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.

Read Sir David Nicholson and Sir Bruce Keogh’s letter to all NHS chief executives and medical directors notifying them of the announcement and a letter from the chief medical officers for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

More details can be found in the Department of Health’s press release: