Changing health professionals’ scope of practice: how do we continue to make progress?

There is evidence that the current organisation of health professionals and health practitioners, and their associated scope of practice, are not suited to meet the needs of the Australian health system. Furthermore, there is no agreement on coherent policy for the health workforce even though the national, state, and territory governments have focused on this issue. There are no ready-made solutions waiting on the shelf, but there are a number of actions policymakers can take.