Scope of Practice Review (2nd round of consultation)

Last updated 19 March 2024

 Consultations closed

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.

The first round of consultation occurred from September to October 2023.

The Unleashing the Potential of our Health Workforce – Scope of practice review has now released Issues Paper 1, which collates the key findings, themes and observations arising from the literature review, submissions, conversations, surveys and forums throughout late 2023.

The release of this paper signals the start of the second round of consultation. 

Professor Mark Cormack has been leading this independent review which focusses on:

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

If you would like to contribute feedback to inform the RACGP’s submission, please provide your comments via email to the Health Reform team by 9am AEDT 19 February 2024.

If you would prefer to  provide your individual feedback directly, you can do so by completing the online survey.

Consultation opened: 23 January 2024
Consultation closes: 8 March 2024

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