Tuesday 23 January 2018
APA (NSW) has been made aware of letters received by our ECP members with respect to an “ECP Review”. Disappointingly, APA (NSW) were not made aware of the intention of NSWA to send such letters to our membership. The letter has a focus on changes to clinical governance and asked ECPs to provide a response by 16 January 2018 regarding whether they intend on maintaining ECP currency.
Unsurprisingly to many of our ECP members, the management of ECPs over the years, including management of clinical currency, has been inconsistent. There have been differing standards applied to ECPs around the State dependant on their circumstances and location. APA (NSW) strongly objects to any changes being made through this review without proper consultation and input from individual ECPs.
We advise all ECP members who have received such letters to hold off on sending a response until we are provided with some further information from NSWA. We have written off to NSWA asking for consultation. Please inform your manager that on instruction from your Union you are holding off on sending your reply. Should you have any issues please contact your local APA (NSW) delegate or the APA (NSW) office.
APA (NSW) Executive
Your Choice, Your Voice
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