Draft Australian Health Leadership Framework

28 Feb 2013

The AMA recently made a submission to the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) consultation on a draft Australian Health Leadership Framework – Health LEADS Australia. Health LEADS Australia is a leadership framework that intends to define the capabilities needed for leaders in all areas of health. Of most interest to the AMA is how the framework will be incorporated into undergraduate, prevocational and vocational medical education and training programs and in accredited professional development. The AMA submission says that if the objectives of the proposed leadership framework are to be realised, a plan must be developed to operationalise its intent, with buy in from all stakeholders. Such a framework should be of practical use and offer tangible benefits to junior and senior doctors.