AHPRA has established a Community Reference Group, which had its first meeting in June 2013, to work with AHPRA and the National Boards. This is the first time a national group of this kind, with a focus on health practitioner regulation, has been established in Australia.
The group has a number of roles, including providing feedback, information and advice on strategies for building better knowledge in the community about health practitioner regulation, but also advising AHPRA on how to better understand, and most importantly, meet, community needs.
While the group is a conduit between communities and AHPRA/National Boards, it is not representative of particular communities. Rather, members of the group represent only themselves and share their opinions as individuals.
The group will not discuss individual registration or notifications matters and has no decision making powers.
Members are listed on the Community Reference Group Members page and Communiqués from the group’s meetings are published on the Communiqués page after each of its meetings.