ACHS Medal

ACHS Medal


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.

Nominations are now closed

An announcement of the winner will be made at the ACHS Annual Awards Ceremony on 25 November 2021 featuring Guest Speaker Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC.

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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.

ACHS Medal 2020

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) awarded its prestigious ACHS Medal 2020 to Professor Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Health in Canberra, in late November 2020. Click here for more infomation about ACHS Medallists.

Further information

Please contact Ian McManus, Communications Manager, ACHS, on (02) 8218 2743 or email at:

Last Review Date 13 September 2021

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