AHPRA investigations inflating insurance premiums, Senate told

Doctors are paying inflated insurance premiums because of AHPRA’s slow and punitive handling of complaints, say medical defence organisations.

Several indemnifiers have told a Senate inquiry into the complaints process that their costs are escalating in a system increasingly focused on punishing doctors.

“In circumstances where something goes on for a long period of time, it will obviously cost us more,” Rhett Clayton, a claims manager at Guild Insurance, told