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ANZCA & FPM CPD program: Practice evaluation

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Cultural competency

Clinical audit of own practice or significant input into group audit of practice

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has developed a publication titled “Raising the Standard: a compendium of audit recipes for continuous quality improvement in anaesthesia”, which provides examples of achievable audits focused mainly on measurement against defined process standards. ANZCA graciously acknowledges the RCoA willingness to make this document available for our Participants. The RCoA audit recipes may be found by following this link:

The recipe book also contains ready-to-use audit topics and samples relevant to pain medicine:

ANZCA has also created a number of audit templates, developed by fellows from across Australasia.

More information available here

Incident reporting/monitoring

Learning from both adverse events and near misses is essential for improving quality care. Preparing an incident report, considering the reasons why the incident took place and actions that can be taken if the participant is presented with a similar situation in the future, is a valuable form of practice evaluation.

Participants can complete this activity through their department, hospital or practice or use a web-based incident reporting system (for example: webAIRS).

​More information available here

Annual performance appraisal

An annual performance appraisal is a formal structured meeting with the head of department or responsible manager to review an individual’s performance. 

This below resource supports medical students, doctors in training and doctors engaging in revalidation on how to reflect as part of their practice. It has been developed jointly by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (UK), the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), the General Medical Council (GMC UK), and the Medical Schools Council (UK).


More information available here.

COVID-19: Practice Evaluation

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.