A national medical register: balancing public transparency and professional privacy

Peter C Arnold
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01781.x
Published online: 5 May 2008

To the Editor: The timely article by Healy and colleagues1 should provoke debate within the profession. The authors’ decision to not consider “the relative merits of national versus regional registration boards” should not stifle discussion in the Journal.

  • Peter C Arnold

  • Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

I am a former Deputy President of the NSW Medical Board, and was organiser of a professional protest leading to the 1987 amendments to the NSW Medical Practitioners Act.


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