Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Twitter chat with AHPRA CEO

28 Mar 2014

Join AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher on Friday 28 March at 12pm AEST for a twitter chat, use the hashtag #ahpraqanda.

Twitter chat with AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher

Archive from the #AHPRAqanda twitter chat (639 KB,DOCX)

Fri 28 March, 12pm AEST

AHPRA has been listening to the discussion about the National Boards’ revised Guidelines for advertising regulated health services and Social media policy that took effect this week and apply to all health practitioners. You can read some additional information responding to questions about the guidelines in our Frequently Asked Questions document (121 KB,DOCX), which we are updating regularly.

As part of listening and responding to community queries and discussion, you can now find AHPRA on Twitter at @AHPRA, and we are running a Twitter Chat with AHPRA CEO Martin Fletcher using the hashtag #ahpraqanda on Friday 28 March at 12pm AEST.

The #ahpraqanda chat is an opportunity for health practitioners, members of the community, employers of health practitioners and other stakeholders to engage with us to discuss what the obligations and requirements are for health practitioners’ use of social media.

The chat will discuss both how practitioners can positively use social media, as well as what AHPRA expects of practitioners, including when advertising or promoting regulated health services through social media platforms. We will post some more details including our chat topics and questions in the next couple of days on this page, so check back for more details.

AHPRA’s CEO Martin Fletcher will be reading and responding to tweets, so we look forward to a lively debate and discussion about how health practitioners think social media should be used and regulated by bodies such as National Boards and AHPRA.

Join us at 12pm AEST (other times here) for the chat on Friday 28 March, which will run for an hour. You can join the conversation using the hashtag #ahpraqanda (including sending in Tweets), and following our account @AHPRA.

An archive of the chat will be posted on this page on Friday afternoon for those who cannot attend.

About the National Boards and AHPRA

The 14 National Boards regulating registered health practitioners in Australia are responsible for registering practitioners and students (except for in psychology, which has provisional psychologists), setting the standards that practitioners must meet, and managing notifications (complaints) about the health, conduct or performance of practitioners.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with the National Boards to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

The core role of the National Boards and AHPRA is to protect the public

Page reviewed 28/03/2014