ANMF has developed a National Audit Evidence Tool for Nurses and Midwives to assist members through this process.
These audits will
not be linked to registration renewal but will occur randomly during
the financial year and will be retrospective.
The audit will
recency of practice
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Continuing Professional Development
The process is outlined in the attached NMBA audit brief
supplied to the ANMF, and includes the following steps:
Practitioners who are randomly selected will be sent
an audit notice in the mail.
Once received, each person has four weeks to
complete the audit and provide associated documentation. (The audit notice
includes a checklist to assist in preparing the required documentation as
evidence of the activities which meet the requirements of the standard.)
Once participants have completed the audit and
gathered the documentation, all requested documentation is to be sent to AHPRA.
ANMF (Vic Branch) recommends that you keep copies of these documents.
Once AHPRA has received the completed checklist
and supporting documentation, the submission will be compared against the
declarations the registrant made in their last renewal application.
Each classification of nurse and midwife,
eligible midwife, etc will have a statistically significant number of audits
completed. It is possible given the random sampling that a nurse or
midwife may have audits in successive years.
Please note: The briefing note from the NMBA is attached in the
resources box and members are advised to read this information.