AHPRA’s use of immediate action powers against doctors goes under the spotlight

An ombudsman has reported an increase in complaints from health practitioners about their treatment.
Richelle McCausland.

How AHPRA approaches investigations into health practitioners subject to immediate action because of their alleged risk to patients is to be scrutinised again, amid ongoing concerns that unnecessary delays are causing distress and self-harm.

The National Health Practitioner Ombudsman announced it would launch an investigation, after reporting an increase in the number of complaints about AHPRA’s approach.