ACHS Medal

ACHS Medal

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) has awarded its prestigious ACHS Medal 2020 to Professor Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Health in Canberra.


The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Medal was inaugurated in 1984 and is the organisation's highest award. It recognises an individual for outstanding contribution to improving quality and safety in Australian health services in a manner consistent with the mission and values of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards:

  • Inspiring excellence in healthcare.
  • Our mission is to provide a partnership approach to continuous improvement tailored to the needs of individual services and health systems using its expertise in standards, accreditation, education and training.
  • Our values are:  Working together, Accountability, Commitment, Adaptability, Responsiveness and Excellence.

Further information:

Please contact Ian McManus, Communications Manager, ACHS, on (02) 8218 2743. 

Last Review Date 30 November 2020

We have developed a very good working relationship with ACHS and the team on the whole are very engaged and responsive to our requirements.

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