Brits criticise revalidation scheme

The Medical Board of Australia is considering regular checks of doctors’ development, prompting criticism the profession was already regulated enough.

The UK became the first country to use revalidation in December, and last week the BMA said the scheme – which involves patient surveys and peer appraisal – favoured established GPs.

“Locum GPs are finding it harder to gather the necessary evidence as they are not in one practice long enough to do an audit,” deputy chair of the BMA General Practitioners Committee Dr Richard Vautrey told MO