4 key points from new revalidation plans

THE Medical Board has gone public with its proposal for an overhaul of the national revalidation system. It has opened up a consultation with a view to producing a concrete set of recommendations in mid-2017.

Here are the most important bits:

1. Thousands of potentially underperforming doctors would be subjected to screening and assessment to ascertain whether they're putting patients at risk. The assessments would affect doctors deemed "at risk".

This raises the question of which doctors should be targeted. The