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Inside track: Healthcare

27 November 2019

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

One in 17 working Australians on the national register
More than 41,500 new registered health practitioners joined the National Scheme in 2018/19. The report also shows AHPRA directly received 9,338 concerns (notifications) about registered health practitioners and closed 8,979 during 2018/19 (15 November 2019).  More...

Don't mention the superbug war: Call for change of antibiotic tactics
Health authorities insist the growing issue of antibiotic-resistant superbugs is manageable, but everyone needs to do the right thing to ensure the problem does not progress further. This World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Queensland Health is urging people to ensure they do not misuse antibiotics (19 November 2019).  More...

New licences boost safety for Queenslanders
Queensland hospitals, aged care homes and shopping centres will receive a boost to safety standards as the Palaszczuk Government updates Queensland’s mechanical services industry, which are set to take effect in the New Year (16 November 2019).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

What are your chances of receiving an AHPRA complaint?
RACGP Medico-legal expert Sara Bird, 19 November 2019
Three-quarters of the 4801 notifications about medical practitioners finalised in 2018–19 resulted in no further action. This compares to 5.1 per cent of medical practitioners who had a notification in 2017–18. A key message is that an AHPRA notification is unlikely to have an impact on your medical registration and ability to practise medicine.  More...

Practice and Regulation

Supervised practice framework
The proposed Supervised practice framework aims to replace the current supervision guidelines for all professions apart from pharmacy and psychology. Read the proposed supervised practice framework and consultation paper on the Consultation section of the Board’s website. Consultations section of the Board’s website. The consultation closes on 17 December 2019.  More...

Legislation

Child Death Review Legislation Amendment Bill
Introduced by: Hon Y D'Ath MP on 18/09/2019
Stage reached: 2nd reading to be moved on 18/11/2019

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