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”.

College president Dr Bastian Seidel (pictured) said he was “extremely concerned” by the concept, which is included in the Medical Board of Australia’s national consultation on the revalidation of the country’s doctors.

At the heart of the proposals is a plan to screen potentially thousands of doctors to determine whether they are practising below acceptable standards.

According to the board’s discussion paper released in August,