2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

05 Nov 2015

The 2014/15 annual report: AHPRA and National Boards has been published.

The report details the work of the National Boards and AHPRA in implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme over the 12 months to 30 June 2015.

There are now more than 637,218 health practitioners registered to practise in Australia, from 14 different professions, representing overall growth of 2.9% over the past year.

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia Chair Mr Neil Hicks said assurance, challenge and improvement in proportionate regulation remained the focus for National Boards.

‘As National Boards we strive to be a driving force for positive change and thought leadership in public safety and facilitating access to health services,’ Mr Hicks said.

‘Our efforts continue to identify a range of activities to improve patient safety and the quality of regulation for health professions. This report helps to inform the public and health practitioners how we meet our objectives and responsibilities on their behalf,’ he said.

‘Information about each of these registered health practitioners is easily available to the community through the national online register,’ said Martin Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of AHPRA.

‘Maintaining an up to date national register is one of the most important ways in which we protect the public.’

For the medical radiation practice profession, the report reveals that:

  • 14,866 medical radiation practitioners were registered at the end of June 2015 
  • 21 notifications (concerns/complaints) were received about medical radiation practitioners (excluding NSW where there is a co-regulatory system)1 
  • 19 notifications were closed by the end of June 2015 
  • of the 19 notifications closed under the National Scheme, the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia determined: 
    • to take no further action or that the case was to be retained and managed by the health complaints entity in the relevant state or territory in 11 cases 
    • that conditions be imposed on a practitioner’s registration in four cases 
    • to issue a caution in three cases, and 
    • no cases resulted in cancellation or suspension of registration. 
  • the Board overseen the successful implementation of a supervised practice scheme, with over 550 supervised practitioners and around 400 experienced medical radiation practitioners who are providing supervision and guidance to junior members of the profession.  

The 2014/15 Annual Report includes a detailed report - including data - for the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

A media release about the report - with data across professions and jurisdictions - is published on the AHPRA website.

A report, which presents the data specific to medical radiation practice, will be published on the Board’s website before the end of the calendar year.

For more information

Download a PDF of this Media release - 2014-15 National Scheme annual report launched - 5 November 2015 (210 KB,PDF)


1NSW is part of the National Scheme but notifications about practitioners’ health, performance and conduct are handled by the HCCC and the NSW health professional councils supported by the HPCA.

 
 
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