Competency checks: What are we to make of the new era?

Comment: It's not a UK-style revalidation, so what exactly is it?

The news of the medical board’s final intentions on how to best assess doctors’ on-going competency was met with something close to relief by doctors’ leaders.

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They feared that the profession was going to be squashed flat by a UK-built revalidation juggernaut.

Well, that didn’t quite happen. But then, if you had been listening to board chair Dr Joanna Flynn over the past three years, you would have known that already.

She has always ruled it out.

But beyond the sense of relief, what was unveiled last week will still cause significant ructions.