ACHS Medal

ACHS Medal 2019 - Nomination criteria


To recognise an outstanding contribution by an individual 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.

To strengthen safe, quality healthcare by continuously advancing standards and education nationally and internationally.

Our values are:  Working together, Accountability, Commitment, Adaptability, Responsiveness and Excellence.


Comprising any or all of the following:

  • Outstanding achievement in research into quality and safety of health systems;
  • Distinguished leadership in quality practices;
  • Outstanding achievement in maintaining a continuous quality improvement focus in health care delivery systems; or
  • Outstanding achievement in the promotion of quality in health care.

And for these achievements to realise outcomes considered beyond the call of the nominee’s expected day-to-day duties and exceed their peer’s achievements.

Format for nominations:

Nominations must be made in writing on the following form, should not exceed the length specified and should include the names and contact details of two referees.  The ACHS Board reserves the right to make independent inquiries. 

Closing date:

5pm Friday 13 September, 2019.


A panel is to be appointed by the ACHS Board and consist of three persons, including two Board Directors and the CEO. The panel shall make recommendations to the Board, prioritising no more than three names from the nominations received.

Award notification:

Unsuccessful award nominations will be advised in writing during October. The ACHS Medal will be presented on Thursday 21 November 2019 at the ACHS Annual Dinner to be held at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel, Cnr Robey and O’Riordan Street, Mascot, Sydney.

Further information:

Please contact Ian McManus, Marketing and Communications Manager, ACHS, on (02) 9281 9955. 

Click here to open the nomination form to be filled out.

Last Review Date 20 June 2019

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