NT 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 Northern Territory in 2015/16

This annual report summary offers a snapshot of our work regulating almost 7,000 registered health practitioners in the Northern Territory (NT) 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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NT practitioners accounted for 1.1% of all registered health practitioners in Australia

673 new applications for registration were received in the NT this year, an increase of 6% year on year

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706 criminal history checks were carried out for applicants in the NT. Of 64 disclosable court outcomes, none required regulatory action

123 notifications were received about registrants with a principal place of practice in the NT


11 new statutory offence complaints were received, an increase of 120% from the previous year

55 NT practitioners were monitored in relation to additional requirements of their registration during the year

The majority of these were medical practitioners (22) or nurses (18)

There was a 16.3% decrease in notifications, down from 147 in 2014/15

6,913 health practitioners were registered in the NT in 2015/16, compared with 6,696 the previous year

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Women comprised 76% of the registered NT health workforce

35.8% of all registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners were based in the NT

0.1% of all osteopaths were based in the NT

1.2% of all notifications (complaints or concerns) received during the year were about practitioners in the NT

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