23 Apr 2015
Federal and State and Territory Health Ministers will respond to the report of the review of the National Scheme in August this year.
Ministers met in mid-April at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues, including the final report of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) Review. The independent review was conducted by Kim Snowball, the former Director General of Health in WA. It involved an extensive consultation process that included more than 230 written submissions and more than 1000 individuals participating in consultation forums in each capital city.
The review aimed to identify what was working well in the National Scheme and opportunities to improve and strengthen ourwork to protect the public and facilitate access to health services. According to the report of the meeting, Health Ministers will consider the recommendations from the NRAS Review and discuss them further at their meeting in August 2015.
The COAG Health Council Communiqué is available on the COAG Health Council website.