04 Mar 2019
Australians now have better access to information to help them engage with the national health practitioner regulator, whose main aim is protecting the public.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has launched a series of new videos to support the public and registered health practitioners as they go through the notification process.
The video series, called ‘Let’s talk about it’, explains what happens when concerns are raised with the regulator, provides easy to follow information about the notifications process and addresses common questions from the public and practitioners.
AHPRA CEO Mr Martin Fletcher says the videos make information about notifications accessible to a broader range of people.
‘We received more than 7,000 notifications last year about registered health practitioners. It’s important that the public and health practitioners are clear about what happens when we receive a notification. The videos help the public understand what types of concerns we can manage. It takes courage to raise concerns about a health practitioner and we hope these videos will smooth the path for a more satisfying and well-informed engagement with the process,’ he said.
‘For practitioners, having a concern raised can be stressful. Understanding what happens during the notifications process is important. We want to provide clear information about what generally happens when someone is the subject of a notification,’ he added.
You can view the videos on the AHPRA and National Board websites or from their YouTube and Vimeo channel.