The Medical Council of New Zealand: performance review report (May 2010)
The Medical Council of New Zealand invited us to undertake a performance review of their organisation. The performance review was carried out in April and May 2010.
As part of the review, we audited a small number of conduct, health and performance cases considered by the Medical Council of New Zealand, reviewed documentary evidence, observed a Council meeting, observed a meeting in which conduct, health and performance cases were discussed and spoke with key stakeholders.
We found that other countries could learn much from the rehabilitative and collegiate approach to regulation that has been adopted in New Zealand. However we considered that this approach needed to be augmented by greater openness and accountability and by increased public and patient involvement.
We published our report in June 2010 and the Medical Council of New Zealand’s action plan developed in response to the report in October 2010.