Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Practising as a doctor

Following my retirement from clinical work (see previous post), today I am relinquishing my licence to practice as a doctor. I can restore my licence on application and for the moment stay on the GMC register, whilst I decide whether I need to be on it.

When I first became a doctor, revalidation was unnecessary. Qualification was enough to make me fit to practice (although of course fitness-to-practice proceedings could always be instigated against me). Following the Shipman inquiry, revalidation was eventually introduced, and I have had to undertake annual appraisals. Giving up my licence means I am no longer subject to revalidation as I am not practising as a doctor.

I guess I have always primarily been a clinician rather than an academic (see previous post). It's taken me a while to give up this privilege but I'm now looking forward to my retirement (including from my Cambridge PhD, currently in intermission).

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Twitter followers increased by 2½ in just less than 3 years (see previous post) and number of tweets by 7.88 times in less than 4 years (see another previous post).