Medical Board of Australia - Medical regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15
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Medical regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

01 Apr 2016

The Medical Board of Australia (the Board) has released its summary for 2014/15.

In 2014/15 the Board continued to focus on improving the notifications experience for both notifiers and practitioners, with significant progress being made in streamlining the process and improving communications. This will continue to be a major priority in 2015/16.

The Board also joined forces with the Australian Medical Association to launch a national health program for medical practitioners and medical students in Australia. This service will be accessible to all medical practitioners and medical students, no matter where they live.


  • Improved timelines for assessing notifications. 
  • National health program for doctors launched. 
  • Guideline for supervised practice for international medical graduates approved. 
  • 103,133 medical practitioners registered in Australia on 30 June 2015; an increase of 3.8% compared to 2013/14. 
  • 41% of registered medical practitioners are female. 
  • 212 mandatory notifications made (including NSW), compared to 351 last year. 
  • 199 immediate actions taken nationally, a 19% decrease compared to last year. 
  • 82% of immediate actions led to regulatory action. 
  • 74% of panel hearings resulted in disciplinary action. 
  • 92% of tribunal hearings resulted in disciplinary action. 
  • 1,697 medical practitioners under active monitoring on 30 June 2015.

Download a copy of the report below:

Download a PDF of the report.
Medical regulation at work in Australia - 2014/15 (278 KB,PDF), Word version (106 KB,DOCX)

Page reviewed 1/04/2016