AHPRA cadabra: Dr Charlie Teo wants to conjure up his own regulator

He says the watchdog is acting as judge, jury and executioner

Controversial neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo (pictured) wants to set up his own medical regulator, arguing that AHPRA is acting as “judge, jury and executioner” of doctors' working lives.

Dr Teo

The paediatric neurosurgeon, known for performing keyhole surgery on brain cancers that other doctors consider inoperable, told a meeting of doctors on Saturday the complaints process was being abused to suppress innovation and protect powerful vested interests.

“There is no accountability, no respect for due process, no watchdog, no healthy competition, no desire for the public good, no public scrutiny, no media