24 Aug 2015
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) today released the latest performance data on AHPRA’s management of notifications in Queensland.
AHPRA CEO, Martin Fletcher, said publishing the data supported public confidence in regulation in Queensland.
'The shared goal of AHPRA and the National Boards is to regulate health practitioners in the best interests of the Queensland community, in partnership with the Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO),' Mr Fletcher said.
'We want to ensure that regulatory collaboration with the OHO is effective, constructive and streamlined,' he said.
Briefing the Queensland Parliament’s Health and Ambulance Services Committee last month, AHPRA and the National Boards outlined emerging opportunities to improve health regulation in Queensland, including:
The latest report including detailed performance data about notifications management in Queensland is published on the AHPRA website.
Key features of the last quarter’s data include:
AHPRA is actively managing the timeliness of all investigations. The report demonstrates AHPRA’s commitment to decreasing the time taken to investigate matters and finalising more longstanding investigations.
‘The best way to improve regulation in Queensland is through genuine collaboration between AHPRA, the National Boards and the OHO and we are absolutely committed to this,’ Mr Fletcher said.
Media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Download a PDF of this Media statement - AHPRA reports on performance in Queensland - 24 August 2015 (286 KB,PDF)