AMA Submission on the Independent Review of Accreditation within the National Registration and Accreditation (NRAS) Scheme Draft Report

The AMA has lodged a formal submission in response the draft report of the Review of Accreditation Systems  within the National Registration and  Accreditation Scheme for health professions, “Australia’s Health Workforce: strengthening the education foundation”, highlighting that the draft report will undermine patient safety and involve more cost and bureaucracy.  The clear intent of the Review’s draft report is to use accreditation to drive health workforce reform. This is a distraction from accreditation’s key function – to maintain standards and protect the public.