Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Building trust and confidence
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Building trust and confidence

09 Oct 2020

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the National Boards have released the National Scheme Engagement strategy 2020-2025.

Our engagement strategy outlines our goal of building trust and confidence among our stakeholders in our work to protect public health and safety.

The strategy supports the vision, mission and strategic themes of our National Registration and Accreditation Scheme Strategy 2020-2025.

The engagement strategy expands on the National Scheme strategy's theme of ‘Trust and confidence’ and its purpose is to support Ahpra and the National Boards to deliver on the goals and objectives of the broader National Scheme strategy.

‘A commitment to genuine engagement can improve the effectiveness of our regulation of health practitioners and contribute to a safer health care system in Australia,’ Ahpra CEO Martin Fletcher said.

‘To be an effective and efficient regulator, we must be responsive to the evolving understanding and expectations of the public, health practitioners, our organisational partners and other stakeholders. This requires two-way communication and an active interest in the needs of people who engage with us.’

The engagement strategy:

  • outlines the broad principles to guide our strategic engagement
  • aims to ensure that our interactions with individuals and organisations are consistently respectful, person-centred and contribute towards our regulatory objectives, and
  • provides an overview of ways we will engage with our stakeholders over the next five years.

Goals of the engagement strategy are as follows:

Read more about the engagement strategy on the engagement strategy page, including the goals of effective engagement, priority objectives and Ahpra stakeholders.

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Page reviewed 9/10/2020