No AHPRA checks performed on 'best specialists'

The doctors behind a website claiming to list the country’s “best” specialists admit failing to obtain participating doctors’ permission and checking AHPRA to see if they faced sanctions before adding their profiles to the site.

Launched last week, Specialist Doctors — which lists about 750 doctors across numerous medical specialties — has been labelled elitist.

Some doctors have questioned how the three founders, including former AMA president Professor Kerryn Phelps, are qualified to decide