Be a community voice in the scheme regulating health practitioners

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) invites Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons to apply for an identified vacancy on its Community Reference Group.

AHPRA works in partnership with National Boards to regulate more than 709,000 registered health practitioners across 16 health professions (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice, medical, nursing, midwifery, dental, podiatry and psychology). This work is done via a scheme for regulating health practitioners across Australia.

The Community Reference Group provides AHPRA with advice and connection with communities and health consumers, including on:

• strategies for building knowledge and understanding of AHPRA and the National Boards’ roles in protecting the community and managing professional standards
• strategies for consulting the community about important issues
• consumer and community perspective on National Board standards, codes, guidelines, policies, publications and other specific issues, and
• consumer and community perspectives and advice about relevant issues.

Applications are sought from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons.

More information about the role, eligibility requirements can be found via www.ahpra.gov.au/National-Boards/Statutory-Appointments/Committee-member-recruitment

Find out more about the Community Reference Group on the AHPRA website: www.ahpra.gov.au/About-AHPRA/Advisory-groups/Community-Reference-Group

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