British doctors to face tests every yearJuly 20th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Doctors in Britain will have to appear in tests every year to ensure they are fit to practise, a media report said Friday.
At present, doctors in the country can go for their entire career without any formal assessment of their competency, the Daily Express reported.
But from December, they will be assessed to see if they are fit to stay on the medical register, according to the General Medical Council.
The test would take the form of an annual appraisal.
Doctors will be expected to demonstrate they meet clinical standards and have kept up with the latest developments.
Appraisals will include feedback from patients and colleagues.
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