Report

Medical complaints process in Australia

30 November 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-483-2

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 13KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 32KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 168KB)

Bullying and harassment in the Australian medical profession
Focus of the inquiry
National regulation and accreditation of medical practitioners
Figure 1.1 – National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - The complaints process as a tool of harassment (PDF 196KB)

Introduction
Complaints procedures
Figure 2.1 – AHPRA notification process
Vexatious complaints as a form of bullying and harassment
Concerns with AHPRA's complaints process
Conclusion and committee view

Chapter 3 - Bullying and harassment in the medical profession (PDF 144KB)

Prevalence of bullying and harassment
Box 3.1 – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Expert Advisory Group on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment
Box 3.2 – Definitions of bullying and harassment
Harassment
Box 3.3 – Sexual harassment
Committee view
Barriers to reporting bullying and harassment
Addressing bullying and harassment
Need for greater coordination
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Responses and recommendations (PDF 49KB)

New areas for inquiry
Conclusion and recommendations

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 24KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au