What non-clinical roles count as Recency of Practice…?

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What non-clinical roles count as Recency of Practice…?

AHPRA requires all doctors seeking AHPRA registration to have worked either 4 weeks in the last year or 12 weeks in the last 3 years in order to meet their recency of practice standards. 

But what does ‘practice’ mean?

AHPRA has confirmed that ‘practice’ means any role where a person uses their knowledge and skill as a registered “Medical Practitioner”. It’s not restricted to the provision of direct clinical care. It also includes using professional knowledge in a direct non-clinical relationship with clients, working in management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles, and any other roles that impact on the safe, effective delivery of services in the profession.

This means that roles such as medical receptionist, practice manager, or university tutor can be counted as Recency of Practice.

If you don’t meet AHPRA’s recency of practice standards, don’t worry. You can submit a re-entry to practice plan along with your application. 

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