ACT Annual Report Summary 2015/16

Local decisions: National Scheme

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the National Boards, reporting on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

At a glance: regulating health practitioners in the Australian Capital Territory in 2015/16

This annual report summary offers a snapshot of our work regulating more than 11,000 registered health practitioners in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for the financial year to 30 June 2016.

A more detailed national profile is published in the AHPRA and the National Boards’ 2015/16 annual report.

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ACT practitioners accounted for 1.7% of all registered health practitioners in Australia

This proportion has not varied over the past four years.

1,134 new applications for registration were received in the ACT this year, an increase of 20.5% year on year

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1,083 criminal history checks were carried out for applicants in the ACT. Of 41 disclosable court outcomes, none required regulatory action

206 notifications were received about registrants with a principal place of practice in the ACT


20 new statutory offence complaints were received, an increase of 100% from the previous year

117 ACT practitioners were monitored in relation to additional requirements of their registration

The majority were medical practitioners (34), nurses (31) and Chinese medicine practitioners (24)

There was a 15.7% increase in notifications, from 178 in 2014/15

11,362 health practitioners were registered in the ACT in 2015/16, compared with 10,978 the previous year

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Women comprised 76% of the registered ACT health workforce

2.9% of all midwives were based in the ACT

0.7% of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners were based in the ACT

2% of all notifications (complaints or concerns) received during the year were about practitioners in the ACT

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