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Saturday 24 March 2018
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Consultants under scrutiny in new plan

UK doctors face having their licenses removed if they are found to be under performing in new annual assessment to be brought in by the Chief Medical Officer.

Hospital consultants, GPs and private practitioners will also have to renew their licences every five years under plans to be announced by Sir Liam Donaldson.

He will call for senior doctors to assess others who are practising in their area to ensure they are not putting patients at risk. Patients will also be asked for their feedback during the assessment process.

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