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New international criminal history checks in place

Public protection and patient safety are the drivers behind a new procedure for checking international criminal history. The approach, first announced by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA) in November last year, requires certain applicants and practitioners to apply for an ...

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Lisa Nissen on prescribing errors and training

Queensland University of Technology will be developing implementation tools for prescribing competencies. Project lead professor Lisa Nissen, head of the school of clinical sciences at QUT, spoke with health editor Dallas Bastian about the issue of health professionals lacking prescribing ...

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