27 Aug 2021
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards have today published the Research and evaluation framework (the framework), the guiding document that outlines how Ahpra and the National Boards prioritise, carry out, manage and assess research and evaluation related to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
The framework, that builds on the inaugural framework released in 2017, aims to further embed an ethical, transparent and accountable best practice research and evaluation culture within the National Scheme.
Ahpra CEO Martin Fletcher said he was pleased to publish the framework: ‘The National Scheme aims to contribute to world-class regulatory research and evaluation, it’s an important way we can progress regulation and contribute to contemporary, best-practice processes and standards.
‘This framework will align our research and evaluation work to the strategic objectives of the National Scheme and will promote good research and evaluation practices. We have some exciting projects on the horizon and the framework will play an important part in helping us set these, and future projects up.’ Mr Fletcher said.
The framework covers all National Scheme research and evaluation activities including those led by Ahpra staff and external researchers and consultants. It includes information on research and evaluation principles, priorities, governance and practice and engagement and communication.
The framework can be viewed on the Ahpra website.