A quarter of doctors believe AHPRA is 'controlling' and 'intimidating'

New social research shows doctors also have less confidence and trust in the watchdog and Medical Board of Australia than other health professionals

Around a quarter of doctors believe AHPRA is 'intimidating' and 'controlling', according to a new survey commissioned by the watchdog.


Its annual survey for 2020 examines how the various health professions viewed the regulator and as well as their respective national boards.

Over 10,000 randomly selected health professionals took part, including 723 doctors.

Overall 52% of health professionals said they had confidence in the regulator, but this fell to a third among the doctors who responded.

Some 27% of doctors