AHPRA wants to list doctors' aliases on med register

The regulator says practitioners have taken on false names to hide their identities

AHPRA wants to put practitioners’ aliases and assumed names on its publicly searchable database.

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The regulator says it should be given the power to unilaterally record anglicised and other adopted names on its register to make it easier to check the registration of people who practise under a different name to their legal one.

According to a consultation paper released by health ministers last year, AHPRA is concerned about doctors and other heath practitioners working under an assumed identity, making it hard