Scope of Practice Review

 Consultations close: 16 October 2023

The Australian Government announced the Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce (Scope of Practice Review) in the 2023-24 Federal Budget as part of its response to the Strengthening Medicare Reform Taskforce.

One of the Priority recommendations from the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report was that the Australian Government work together with states and territories to explore the barriers and opportunities for all health practitioners to work to their full scope of practice.

Professor Mark Cormack is leading this independent review and it will focus on:

  • general practitioners
  • nurses (registered and enrolled), nurse practitioners
  • pharmacists
  • midwives
  • allied health practitioners
  • First Nations health practitioners and workers
  • paramedics.

Individuals can provide feedback directly by completing the independent review’s online survey.

Consultation opened: 11 September 2023
Consultation closes: 16 October 2023.

If you would like to contribute feedback to inform the RACGP’s submission, please complete the RACGP’s scope of practice survey by 9am AEDT 4 October 2023 .

If you have any supporting evidence or case examples (such as literature, examples of community need and expanded scope within multidisciplinary teams) please forward to RACGP.