GP 'super group' calls for national database of doctors' credentials

It says the current paperwork needed to verify qualifications is putting doctors off locum jobs involving hospital work

Australia’s GP supergroup has asked the Federal Government to create a national database of doctors’ credentials — a move it says will cut red tape when doctors switch jobs.

Peta Rutherford
Peta Rutherford.

The request followed a meeting last month of the National Council of Primary Care Doctors, the recently relaunched peak body for GP organisations like the RACGP and the AMA.