Tas 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 Tasmania in 2015/16

This annual report summary offers a snapshot of our work regulating almost 130,000 registered health practitioners in Tasmania 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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Tasmanian practitioners accounted for 2.1% of all registered health practitioners in Australia

1,137 new applications for registration were received in Tasmania this year, an increase of 6.2% year on year

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995 criminal history checks were carried out for applicants in Tasmania. Of 388 disclosable court outcomes, none required regulatory action

242 notifications were received about registrants with a principal place of practice in Tasmania



13 new statutory offence complaints were received, an increase of 225% from the previous year

105 practitioners were monitored in relation to additional requirements of their registration in Tasmania

The majority of these were medical practitioners (41) or nurses (41)

14,123 health practitioners were registered in Tasmania in 2015/16, compared with 13,886 the previous year

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Women comprised 77% of the registered Tas health workforce

2.4% of all registered nurses and pharmacists were based in Tasmania

0.5% of all midwives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners were based in Tasmania

2.4% of all notifications (complaints or concerns) received during the year were about practitioners in Tasmania

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There was a 12.6% increase in notifications last year, up from 215 in 2014/15