Checks on doctors' credentials failing

Fresh concerns have emerged in Queensland over the robustness of safeguards to ensure doctors have the correct qualifications to practice in the wake of a new report that reveals they failed 35 times in 18 months.

In the worst instance, one breach of the system of checks took three years to be identified, according to the report by the Health Quality and Complaints Commission, which was tabled in Queensland parliament on Tuesday.

The damning report into doctor credentialling coincides with claims by a former medical investigator with the