I see that the DCNZ have now added the following on the P N Liston reference to the website, quote :
“Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom, 1995
This practitioner was registered under section 15(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, with their qualification(s) considered equivalent to, or as satisfactory as, a prescribed qualification for the particular scope of practice. This is not a comprehensive list of the practitioner’s qualifications, training and experience.”
A very convenient way to try to stymie any awkward questions. This does not change the fact that he is still under qualified (as confirmed by the Royal College of Surgeons, London) but the DCNZ register him on the basis that he has a “vocational” qualification.
This is the email from The Royal college of Surgeons, London :
From: "Anderson, Elizabeth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2018 9:03 PM
Subject: Peter napier Liston, post niminals.
Dear Ms Rigg,
Many thanks for your emails to our Head of Membership. Ms Cunliffe has passed your emails to me. As Ms Cunliffe informed you, Dr Liston is no longer a Fellow of this College – his fellowship having lapsed, and therefore he cannot use the postnominals FDSRCS. I have emailed him to remind him of this and to ask that he returns his Diploma to this College. Under data protection regulations in the UK, we are unable to confirm further details, such as the date of the lapse of Dr Liston’s fellowship of the College. If you have further concerns, you may wish to contact the Dental Council of New Zealand. Their website may be found athttps://www.dcnz.org.nz/ I hope that this helps to confirm the current position.
Head of President’s and Chief Executive’s Office
Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
T: 020 7869 6124
This is what was stated by one of his peers, quote:
“Liston trained at a time when the current specialist registration requirements did not apply, the specialist registration requirements currently are different to those that applied years ago. Obviously for those who are trained overseas the DCNZ are asked to look at individual qualifications to determine equivalence or to register them on a vocational basis, like Liston.”