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Welcome to the National Association of Practising Psychiatrists (NAPP)

NAPP is dedicated to the maintenance of quality mental health care for all, and has a proud history of advocating for sensible policy formation. You can see more about our Objects here.

NAPP was formed in 1996 by many concerned psychiatrists who saw an increasing emphasis on cost-cutting and managerialism becoming a danger to effective care of their patients. Political advocacy on behalf of patients and psychiatric professionals became an enduring priority. See details in our section on Issues and Media Releases. We also provide answers to many commonly asked questions in FAQ.

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Latest News

The National Association of Practising Psychiatrists Submission to the Draft Report - Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professionsí (The Review) - September 2017


The economic cost of serious mental illness and comorbidities in Australia and New Zealand
A report prepared for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and the Australian Health Policy Collaboration by Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies - 2016

Safety Net has big holes for patients with mental illness - October 2015

Submission To Treasury Discussion Paper Reform To Deductions For Self-Education Expenses July 2013

Exposure Draft Healthcare Identifiers Bill
Comments on The and the subsequent summary of proposed regulations for the Healthcare Identifier Service Consultation paper

Proposed Regulations for the Healthcare Identifier Service
Summary of Proposed Regulations for the Healthcare Identifier Service Consultation Paper March 2010 - Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council

E-health System May Be Doomed
A national electronic health care record system would cost Australia billions of dollars and the highly fragmented nature of healthcare record keeping across Australia could make a centralised system difficult to implement.

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