Qld 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 Queensland in 2015/16

This annual report summary offers a snapshot of our work regulating almost 130,000 registered health practitioners in Queensland (Qld) 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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Qld practitioners accounted for 19.4% of all registered health practitioners in Australia

12,957 new applications for registration were received, an increase of 6.6% year on year

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11,877 criminal history checks were carried out for applicants in Qld. Of 651 disclosable court outcomes, 3 required regulatory action

1,919 notifications were received about registrants with a principal place of practice in Qld


228 new statutory offence complaints were received, an increase of 117.1% from the previous year

1,078 Qld practitioners were monitored in relation to additional requirements of their registration during the year

The majority of these were medical practitioners (373) or nurses (326)

There was a 105.5% increase in notifications referred by the Office of the Health Ombudsman in Qld, from 934 in 2014/15

127,376 health practitioners were registered in Qld in 2015/16, compared with 121,788 the previous year

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Women comprised 76% of the registered Qld health workforce

20.3% of all practitioners registered as both nurses and midwives were based in Qld

9.1% of osteopaths were based in Qld

19% of all notifications (complaints or concerns) received nationally during the year were about practitioners in Qld

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