Published Articles

'More to be done' to identify risky doctors, says medical board

Doctors are at out of step with public opinion when it comes to how they should be regulated, board chair says.
20 January 2017

Revalidation risks unfairly targeting rural doctors: AMA

Attempts by the Medical Board of Australia to identify poorly performing doctors will risk unfairly targeting rural GPs and those working in smaller practices, warns the AMA.
15 December 2016

No need for mandatory self-reflection, doctors say

The majority of doctors already self-reflect on their practice at least once a week, according to a Medical Board of Australia survey that will inform the upcoming national revalidation scheme.
12 November 2016

College defends lack of consultation over mandatory CPD

The RACGP has defended its decision to introduce a mandatory “self-reflection” CPD activity for GPs without consulting its members, claiming the move is a “no-brainer”.
25 October 2016

College attacks revalidation proposal to profile doctors

The RACGP has described moves to profile doctors to try and identify those most likely to harm patients as “dangerous”.
19 October 2016

AMA offers cautious support for revalidation

The medical profession’s most powerful lobby group has given cautious support to revalidating doctors to ensure they are fit to practice.
22 August 2016

Revalidation is coming — what will it mean for you?

The words, as the Medical Board of Australia launched its big consultation on revalidation, were all about evolution, not revolution.
18 August 2016

Thousands of 'at-risk' doctors would be targeted under revalidation plan

Thousands of potentially underperforming doctors will be subjected to screening and assessment to find out if they are putting patients at risk under plans for a national revalidation system.
17 August 2016

Medical board moots running revalidation via CPD programs

Exclusive: A new national system to assess doctors' competency could be implemented solely through “reshaped” CPD obligations at potentially no extra cost to doctors, says the head of the medical board.
01 June 2016