Routine 'fit to practise' appraisals needed: expert

Doctors should undergo regular assessment to ensure they are fit to practise or face having their registration removed, a leading patient safety expert has warned.

The comments by Dr Grant Phelps from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians come in the wake of the UK’s decision to introduce revalidation for doctors later this year.

It means that each doctor will receive ongoing assessment. Then once every five years, following peer review, a formal recommendation will go to the