AHPRA, National Boards and Accreditation Authorities in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme have partnered with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders and the National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF) to release a six-week public consultation. Together, these entities are seeking feedback on a proposed definition of ‘cultural safety’ to develop an agreed, national baseline definition that can be used as a foundation for embedding cultural safety across all functions in the National Scheme and for use by the NHLF.
There are 44 organisations represented in this consultation, which is being coordinated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group (Strategy Group), which is convened by AHPRA, and the NHLF. The consultation is a continuation of the work by the National Scheme’s Strategy Group that has achieving health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as its overall goal.
The consultation paper is published on the AHPRA website and is open for six weeks closing at 5pm on Wednesday 15 May, 2019. Please circulate this email to your networks and interested stakeholders.