Patients in Australia trust their doctors and expect safe care from them. The Medical Board of Australia has built a Professional Performance Framework to support doctors to practise competently and ethically throughout their working lives.
The Professional Performance Framework supports doctors to take responsibility for their own performance and encourages the profession to raise professional standards and build a positive, respectful culture in medicine that is good for everyone.
The Board’s Professional Performance Framework is evidence-based, integrated and builds on existing initiatives. It is being implemented progressively, with some elements already in place or only requiring fine tuning, and others involving significant planning, consultation and development.
Major changes relate to CPD through a revised CPD registration standard and health checks for late career doctors, to support ongoing safe practice.
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Five pillars of the Professional Performance Framework
The Professional Performance Framework has five pillars:
The Board is committed to working with the medical profession and others in the health sector to implement the Professional Performance Framework. We are consulting widely as we develop each element and keeping our stakeholders informed as things change.
Each change is preceded by a transition period, so everyone has time to prepare.
Download a copy of the five pillars of the Professional Performance Framework
Download the Board’s Professional Performance Framework
Contact the Board
Questions or comments about the Professional Performance Framework can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.