Credentialling Framework for New Zealand Health Professionals

Published online: 
02 July 2010


The Ministry of Health published the first national credentialling document in 2001. Its focus was on the credentialling of senior medical practitioners in secondary and tertiary services within a single service or facility.

This updated framework has a wider application. The credentialling process it details applies not only to medical practitioners but to all health professionals in all New Zealand health and disability services, both public and private.

Content includes:

  • Credentialling in New Zealand Health and Disability Services - definition and purpose of credentialling
  • The seven principles of credentialling that apply to all health professions in New Zealand.
  • The credentialling process - a generic credentialling framework, focusing on quality improvements driven by sound clinical leadership, applicable to all health professions and all practice situations.
  • Credentialling of Medical Practitioners - provides the ‘specifics’ of medical credentialling.
  • Future directions - credentialling of nurses and allied health professionals.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 July 2010
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 June 2010
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-35939-8 (print) 978-0-478-35940-4 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health 2010. The Credentialling Framework for New Zealand Health Professionals. Wellington: Ministry of Health
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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