Health practitioner Code of Conduct review focus groups in NSW
Who: Ahpra and National Boards
When: Two virtual focus groups on Monday, 28 June 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm or Tuesday, 29 June 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Expressions of Interest to attend the focus groups HAS NOW CLOSED.
Thank you for your interest however REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Are you a health consumer who has an interest in the professional standards that health practitioners need to meet when they look after their patients?
Would you like to help Ahpra and National Boards make the code easier to understand and better able to protect the public?
If so, please lodge your Expression of Interest by completing the form at the bottom of this page.
Two Zoom sessions are available:
- Monday, 28 June 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- Tuesday, 29 June 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Places are limited and registration is required. If you have lodged your Expression of Interest, a meeting invitation and Zoom link will be sent to you.
About the focus groups
Each focus group has a limit of 10 participants.
Ahpra will ask questions to help inform a proposed revised shared Code of Conduct (the code) for professions including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, dental, medical radiation practice, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathy, paramedicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and podiatry.
Key questions Ahpra would like to discuss in these focus groups include:
- whether you know about the Code of conduct for health practitioners
- what kind of information you might consider looking for in the code
- how Ahpra and National Boards can help make the code a more useful document for patients, carers and the broader community
- how Ahpra and National Boards can help people in the community learn about the code.
Before the focus group event
You won’t need to do any preparation for the focus group. However, you are welcome to review the consultation paper and supporting documents on https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/Consultations.aspx. The code has been written for health practitioners and Ahpra are keen to hear from you how it could be more accessible to the public.
Please also download the information document about the focus groups from Ahpra HERE. For questions contact Sue.Lush-Saunders@ahpra.gov.au.
Only for consumers
Ahpra is looking to hear from consumers only in this focus group, as they have spoken to health practitioners in other focus groups. If you are a health practitioner who would like to give feedback on the code, please visit the https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/Consultations.aspx for information about making a submission.
Complete this form to lodge your Expression of Interest.