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Doctors face skills checks

Doctors will be required to meet clinical standards and have kept up to date with medical advances as a wave of new skills checks are ushered in from today.

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Health Minister: 'Momentous day for doctors'

Today is a momentous day - as doctors in the UK become the first in the world to have regular assessments to ensure that their training and expertise are up to date and that they remain fit to carry out their important role of providing high quality care for patients.

– Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter

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