Private Practitioners Network Special Interest Group

Fellow working in private practice? Join now!

To ensure the work of the PPN is relevant and continues to meet the needs of our members, we invite you to join the PPN by emailing ppn@ranzcp.org.

PPN Committee (Dr Gary Galambos - Chair, Dr John Buchanan, Dr Warwick Middleton, Dr Nigel Prior, Dr Renate Mundl, Dr Joel King)

History of the PPN

The Private Practitioners Network (PPN) was established in 2002 by psychiatrists working in the private sector. Click here to find out more. In August 2011, the PPN was approved by General Council to become a Special Interest Group, bringing its governance structure in line with College regulations, facilitating financial governance and declaring the PPN to be a permanent group to oversee and advocate for private practice issues within the College. Click here to view the PPNSIG Terms of Reference. 

Mission and objectives

Click here to view the PPN Mission Statement, including the full objectives.

Current areas of interest for the PPN

  • Online Private Practitioners Referral Directory
  • Guidelines for Communication and Referral between Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychiatrist-patient privilege
  • Role of Psychiatrist Working Group
  • Telehealth Working Group
  • Expanded Training Settings Working Group
  • Resources for Entering Private Practice
  • Next PPN Symposium at Congress13, Sydney

Private Practitioners Network members-only section

Click here to access PPN working priorities, current activities (including Minutes from past PPN Committee meetings and upcoming Agendas), details of PPN Congress sessions, surveys and links to other private practice resources.  Note: RANZCP Password Required for access to these webpages.