Consultation on strengthening recertification for vocationally registered doctors
24 January 2017
Doctors working in New Zealand are respected for the high standard of care they provide and are one of the most trusted groups in New Zealand. The profession and Council need to take the lead in providing assurance to the public and patients that their trust and confidence in doctors is warranted.
One way of achieving this is by Council setting and recognising recertification programmes.
Council needs to ensure that recertification programmes for doctors are robust, help assure the public that the doctor is competent and fit to practise, and improve the standards of practice. Council achieves this by setting standards and accrediting providers of recertification programmes. The medical colleges, as providers of the programmes, are charged with ensuring each doctor completes their recertification programme and they determine details of audit of medical practice and peer review.
The Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) is reviewing the current recertification requirements for vocationally registered doctors and proposing new requirements and standards for medical college accreditation.
You are invited to provide feedback on Council’s proposal to strengthen recertification requirements for vocationally registered doctors.
Please download feedback form and email feedback to:
The deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday 10 March 2017.