A draft report outlining options for reform of the Accreditation System within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions will be publicly released in early September 2017. It follows from stakeholder consultation and analysis of submissions to the Discussion Paper. There will be a short period following its release for stakeholders to provide written comment.
This webinar continues the discussion at the Consumers Health Forum Workshop held in Melbourne on 17 March 2017. Professor Woods will provide a synopsis of the draft report and outline the impact of proposed options for health consumers. It will also be an opportunity for participants to provide feedback and comment on the anticipated reforms.
About Professor Woods
Michael Woods is Professor of Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology Sydney. He has had a long career in economics and public finance, including as the Under Treasurer for the ACT. From 1998 to 2014 Professor Woods was a Commissioner, then Deputy Chair, of the Australian Productivity Commission. He presided on over 20 national policy inquiries and studies, including Reports on the Australian Health Workforce (2005) and Caring for Older Australians (2011). He has worked extensively in China and Vietnam on fiscal reform, social insurances reform and national productivity. Professor Woods has recently been appointed to undertake an Independent Review of the Accreditation System of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professionals, reporting to COAG Health Ministers.