Our social media channels continued to grow this year.
This year, we have continued sharing important updates for a practitioner’s practice or in the public interest. Examples include:
We regularly consult with two advisory groups to gather feedback, information and advice on our work. Both groups meet quarterly and publish communiqués after each meeting.
Our Community Reference Group (CRG) provides feedback and advice on how to better understand and, most importantly, meet community needs. It is not representative of particular communities. Rather, members of the group provide a consumer perspective and expertise and share their opinions as individuals. We sought their advice on draft Board policies; how we can improve the way we engage and consult with the community; how we may better safeguard the confidentiality and safety of notifiers; and their thoughts on how to help patients and consumers navigate the complaints system.
The Professions Reference Group (PRG) provides a forum for AHPRA to engage constructively on National Scheme and cross-profession issues with associations representing the regulated professions. The PRG consists of one representative for each of the regulated health professions and the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum. We regularly consult the PRG for feedback, information and advice on our work, including changes to the National Law and improving our processes.
Topics discussed in the past year include legislative amendments, the mandatory reporting campaign, professional practice, the accreditation review, changes to the administrative complaints process, advertising compliance, tools and resources.