It's not revalidation: new medical board chair on older doctors and competency checks

We discuss mandatory reporting and revalidation - but don't call it that

"Being at the right place at the right time — or the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Dr Anne Tonkin
Dr Anne Tonkin. Photo: Kim Stevens/Panache Photography

This is Dr Anne Tonkin on her recent appointment as the new chair of the Medical Board of Australia. There is a wry smile.

She has dedicated much of her professional life ensuring that the medical profession is “deserving of public trust”, as she puts it. She