Medical board pledges to wrap up trivial complaints against doctors within six weeks

It has set up a new triage committee to assess low-risk notifications

The Medical Board of Australia says it is aiming to wrap up hundreds of 'low-risk' complaints against doctors within 4-6 weeks using a panel of doctors and investigators to weed out trivial notifications.

Dr Anne Tonkin
Dr Anne Tonkin.

The emotional stress faced by doctors dragged through the complaints system has become a burning issue at a time when notifications to AHPRA have mushroomed — from 4000 in