Senate to scrutinise AHPRA bungling

THE Senate is to launch an inquiry into the beleaguered Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and its handling of the changeover to a national registration scheme for medical professionals.

The Senate yesterday approved the inquiry, demanded by the Coalition, after ongoing reports of the bungling of the registration of doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

In the most recent case, a NSW GP was forced to stop treating patients due to a processing error which left her unregistered.

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