Teething problems

A little more than two years ago, Dr Sandra Gaffney found herself in the GP version of a Kafkaesque nightmare.

The doctor from the country NSW hub of Dubbo filed the paperwork, as you do, to renew her annual registration. But, instead of filing to the state regulatory authority as she had always done without incident, she followed the new instructions and sent it to the new national body in charge of such matters, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).