06 Nov 2015
The 2014/15 annual report: AHPRA and National Boards has been published.
The report details the work of the National Boards and AHPRA in implementing the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme over the 12 months to 30 June 2015.
The 2014/15 Annual Report includes a detailed report - including data - for the Pharmacy Board of Australia.
For the pharmacy profession, the report reveals that:
Pharmacy Board of Australia Chair Mr William Kelly said public assurance and proportionate regulation remained the Board’s focus.
‘We strive to continually improve patient safety and the quality of pharmacists’ regulation. This report helps to inform the public and pharmacists how we meet our objectives and responsibilities on their behalf,’ he said.
Mr Kelly also acknowledged Adjunct Associate Professor Stephen Marty, the inaugural Chair of the Board until 30 August 2015, for assisting the Board in meeting its objectives and responsibilities during the 2014/15 year.
There are now more than 637,218 health practitioners registered to practise in Australia, from 14 different professions, representing overall growth of 2.9% over the past year.
‘Information about each of these registered health practitioners is easily available to the community through the national online register,’ said Martin Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of AHPRA.
‘Maintaining an up to date national register is one of the most important ways in which we protect the public.’
A media release about the report - with data across professions and jurisdictions - is published on the AHPRA website.
A report, which presents the data specific to pharmacy practice, will be published on the Board’s website before the end of the calendar year.
Download a PDF of this Media release - 2014-15 National Scheme annual report launched - 6 November 2015 (246 KB,PDF)
1NSW is part of the National Scheme but notifications about practitioners’ health, performance and conduct are handled by the HCCC and the NSW health professional councils supported by the HPCA.