AHPRA chief hits back at call to strip agency's powers

AHPRA chief Martin Fletcher has hit back at criticism of the agency amid calls from a prominent doctor to strip the agency's investigative powers and return them to the states.

Dr Kerry Breen, a former president of both the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria and the Australian Medical Council, last month called the National Scheme an expensive, five-year experiment that had partly failed.

Dr Breen alleged numerous problems with the scheme,