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Reports and Newsletters

Below are reports and newsletters from physiotherapy regulatory authorities from around the globe.

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2016 INPTRA Membership Survey

In spring 2016, INPTRA invited current INPTRA members and potential INPTRA members (contacts from various countries’ physiotherapy regulatory boards, physiotherapy associations and ministries of health) to complete a survey of their challenges, issues and needs regarding physiotherapy regulation in their country.

All current members who responded had established regulatory systems. About 25% of non-member respondents had regulatory systems that were not yet well established, being developed or had no regulatory system in place.

Top five priorities in order were:

  1. Continuous professional development (70%)
  2. Licensure/registration of international physiotherapists & Accreditation of physiotherapy education (tied at 55%)
  3. Mobility (52%)
  4. Discipline and complaints (50%)
  5. Improving regulatory systems (45%)


The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 2014-2015 annual report has been posted. Here is some background information from the Annual Report.

“In July 2014 the National Boards and AHPRA launched refreshed regulatory principles that underpin our work in regulating Australia’s health practitioners, in the public interest. The principles encourage a responsive, risk-based approach to regulation across all professions within the National Scheme.”

New Zealand

The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand regularly posts on its website Newsletters and new items. Each year the annual report is also uploaded to the website.

United Kingdom

Annual reports
Each year the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) writes annual reports, i.e. facts and figures, on the approval of education programs and how many people have been removed from the Register.

View annual report.

View Education annual report.

View Fitness to practise annual report 2015.

Issues brief
This is a link to a weekly document that HCPC’s Communication department puts together. It is a summary of news and issues relevant to our external stakeholders. Areas covered include consultations or reports, parliamentary questions or debates and news from other regulators and professional bodies. We also provide a round-up of news from within the HCPC and relevant media coverage.

View Issues brief.

United States

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) sends a monthly newsletter, the FSBPT News Briefs, to its 53 members (US state and jurisdiction licensing boards that regulate physiotherapy) and other stakeholders on topics of physiotherapy and/or more general healthcare regulation in the United States.

View FSBPT News Briefs.

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