OK, time to get back to the less important things in life...
The Ministry of Health is "conducting a six-week public consultation exercise from January 14 to February 25 to get feedback on proposed amendments to the Medical Registration Act".
You can find out more about the proposed amendments at the ministry's website here, and give your opinions here.
angry doc will be giving the proposed amendments a read and plans to submit his opinions, and he urges his readers to do the same - after all, we are not here to just talk about 'true love' are we?
angry doc's main interest amongst the many changes proposed are with those concerning professional self-regulation and disciplinary proceedings. Regular readers will know that angry doc holds a conservative opinion when it comes to the issue of self-regulation; will the proposed proviso for "appointing a judge, legal officer or senior lawyer as chairperson" of the Disciplinary Tribual delegate professional knowledge to a less important place than "legal issues, both procedural and substantive"? angry doc is concerned, and he thinks all doctors should be too.
Whether or not you agree with angry doc's view on professional self-regulation for doctors, if you have concerns regarding the issue, or regarding the competence of your family doctor or newly-registered doctors, or whether existing regulations ensure that your doctors are made to keep up with the latest developments in the field of medicine, this is the time to voice them and perhaps make suggestions on how you think MOH can do better. It will probably have more effect than commenting on this blog...