In the UK a new competence regulation goes into effect in 2009, a competence test to include a review of their peers.  That’s right, every 5 years a re-check for the physicians, but at least it is a review of peers and not the government doing the audit. This constitutes one big change for the MDs in the UK.  BD

LONDON (Reuters) Jul 23 - Britain's 150,000 doctors will have to show they are fit to practice once every five years in the nation's biggest change to medical regulation for 150 years. Doctors falling below standard risk being struck off the medical register unless they improve, under plans published by England's Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson on Wednesday.

UK Doctors to Face Regular Tests of Competence

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