AHPRA faces Senate inquiry

A BUREAUCRATIC ­bungle resulting in the accidental deregistration of a NSW GP has sparked a wide-ranging Senate inquiry into the capacity and performance of the beleaguered Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Opposition health spokesperson Peter Dutton said the agency had placed a “huge burden” on Dubbo GP Dr Sandra Gaffney when it mistakenly allowed her registration to lapse earlier this month, and that the mistake was simply the latest in a series that should be investigated.