‘Dodgy doctor’ searches will link to AHPRA

Patients who type words like "dodgy" and "doctor" into Google will soon be directed to AHPRA's register of medical professionals, the regulator has announced.

The move comes just days after the Consumers Health Forum criticised AHPRA for making it too difficult for patients to check whether a doctor was subject to conditions on their practice.

Currently, members of the public need to find their way to AHPRA's website in order to see whether a health practitioner has been reprimanded, suspended, or is practising under conditions