Vic 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 Victoria in 2015/16

This annual report summary offers a snapshot of our work regulating almost 170,000 registered health practitioners in Victoria (Vic) 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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Victorian practitioners accounted for 25.8% of all registered health practitioners in Australia

15,799 new applications for registration were received, an increase of 8.9% year on year

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20,046 criminal history checks were carried out for applicants in Vic. Of 423 disclosable court outcomes, just one required regulatory action

1,886 notifications were received about registrants with a principal place of practice in Victoria



298 new statutory offence complaints were received, an increase of 213.7% from the previous year

1,032 practitioners were monitored in relation to additional requirements of their registration

The majority of these were medical practitioners (368) or nurses (347)

169,478 health practitioners were registered in Victoria in 2015/16, compared with 164,324 the previous year

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Women comprised 77% of the registered Victorian health workforce

53% of registered osteopaths were based in Victoria

1.9% of registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners were based in Victoria

18.7% of all notifications (complaints or concerns) received nationally during the year were about practitioners in Victoria

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There was a 0.15% decrease in notifications in Vic, from 1,889 in 2014/15