Key messages

  • Developing capability frameworks is a key recommendation for system reform
  • Five core capability frameworks have been developed with broad sector input over the last 12 months
  • Drafts of the five core capability frameworks are now open for consultation

In line with the recommendations of the Targeting Zero report, the Department is developing five new capability frameworks for the following core services: 

  • critical and intensive care
  • anaesthetics
  • medical imaging & nuclear medicine
  • pharmacy & medicines management
  • pathology

This follows the process already underway for the implementation of five clinical capability frameworks:

  • renal care
  • urgent, emergency and trauma care
  • surgical and procedural care
  • cardiac care.

For further information about the background, purpose and implementation plan for the capability frameworks, as well as links to key supporting documents, visit capability frameworks for clinical services.

The consultation period for the five core capability frameworks is now open.

Links to each of the core capability documents are provided at the bottom of this webpage.

To provide feedback on the capability frameworks click on each of the links below no later than Monday 11 November 2019.

For assistance or to submit a question or comment in relation to this consultation process, please email by Monday 11 November 2019.