CPD no guarantee of competency, says board chief

A major rethink of the CPD system is being flagged by the chair of the Medical Board of Australia, who says it is failing to guarantee doctors are fit to practise.

A national discussion on subjecting doctors to competence checks — so-called revalidation — was launched by the board earlier this year.

A consultation paper is due soon, but in a speech, medical board chair Dr Joanna Flynn signalled the CPD system for all medical specialties is under the microscope.

"Medical colleges come to me and