Reports from ANMB

December 11, 2013 at 2:16 am | Posted in สำหรับพยาบาลไทย | Leave a comment


Presiding Member’s message

This year we reduced the application fee for final-year students from $160 to $20.

We also went into public consultation on a range of matters including:

  • re-entry to practice – our proposed pathways widen options for formerly registered nurses and midwives seeking to return to their respective profession after a period of absence
  • international criminal history checks – part of an all-National Boards consultation, and 
  • English language and criminal history registration standards – also part of an all-Boards consultation.

Project news

In October, we went to tender for qualified and experienced parties to review the registered nurse standards for practice (currently known as competency standards) and, separately, the models of supervision for privately practising midwives. We look forward to making progress on these projects once submissions are reviewed.

Regional regulatory taskforce

As a member of the South Pacific Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officers Alliance (SPCNMOA), the National Board made progress this year by participating in a new regional Regulatory Taskforce. The Regulatory Taskforce provides the opportunity to explore possible work relating to regional regulatory frameworks; look at country legislations and regulations and understand gaps and barriers in regulation that affect nursing and midwifery services; and explore safety, economic and regulatory issues of unregulated health workers in the South Pacific region.

Board appointment

Pending the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) decision on a new health practitioner member for Queensland and a new National Board Chair, the National Board is pleased to confirm an interim appointment. With effect from 20 September 2013, we appointed Ms Mary Kirk as the Deputy Presiding Member. Ms Kirk is the health practitioner member from the Australian Capital Territory.

This temporary appointment remains in place until the Ministerial Council determines a new National Board Chair.

Wishing you a joyous festive season

This is our last newsletter for the year and I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our inaugural Chair, Ms Anne Copeland, for her contribution. Ms Copeland finished her term of office on 31 August 2013.

I acknowledge the Chairs and members of the state and territory boards of the NMBA for their dedication and their input to the National Board’s role in decisions about registration and endorsement, as well as to notifications in health, performance and/or conduct as it relates to individual nurses, midwives and students.

I thank all our stakeholders, including the government, community, professional associations, education providers, employers, nurses and midwives for their important contribution to our projects, initiatives and accomplishments during the year 2013.

Thank you especially to all nurses and midwives who wrote to us with feedback on our newsletters this year. We are happy to hear from you.

On behalf of the National Board, I wish you and your families all the best and a prosperous New Year.

2012/13 National Scheme annual report

The 2012/13 annual report of the National Scheme is now published.

Our report details the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and AHPRA in implementing the National Scheme over the 12 months to 30 June 2013.

The report covers outcomes and achievements, including registration standards, guidelines and policies developed or published, in the previous financial year, as well as our priorities for 2013/14.

Our major outcomes and achievements in 2012/13

  • The National Board strategic plan 2013–15 that sets priorities for the coming year, incorporating work towards establishing and improving the requirements of nursing and midwifery regulation within the National Scheme. 
  • Collaboration with international partners, including the signing of a memorandum of understanding to further enhance a collaborative relationship between the National Board and the Nursing Council of New Zealand. 
  • Review of accreditation function, where we appointed ANMAC as the accreditation authority for nursing and midwifery for a further period of five years until 30 June 2018.

The report reveals that 345,955 enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives were registered at the end of June 2013, an increase of four per cent since national registration data was first published in June 2011.

Find out more in the media release on our annual report.


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