Doctors face annual reviews
23 July 2008
All doctors in the UK will have to undergo annual reviews which could see poor performers losing their licence, according to plans published today by the Chief Medical Officer.
GPs, hospital consultants and private practitioners will have to apply to review their licence every five years. As well as taking into account patient's feedback, the annual assessments will examine performance factors such as prescribing habits, interaction with patients and personal problems such as drug and alcohol misuse.
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