Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Working in Partnership to Engage with the Community

2012 - 13

CHF began working with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in August 2012 to build and sustain effective community engagement with health practitioner regulation and the National Scheme.

About the project

The aims of the project were:

  • To increase community understanding of the operation of health practitioner regulation and the National Scheme
  • To raise community awareness of, and increase community access to information about, health practitioner regulation and the role of the National Boards in protecting the public and promoting access to health services
  • To facilitate community input into the development of standards, codes, guidelines and policies, and advice on consultation opportunities
  • To increase transparency, particularly in relation to the processes in place for managing notifications or complaints about registered health practitioners.