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.
- 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.