Transformative Education
for Health Professionals

Accreditation

Recommendation 10

National governments should introduce accreditation of health professional education where it does not exist and strengthen it where it does exist.

Quality of the evidence: Low

Strength of the recommendation: Strong

In spite of the low quality of the evidence, the panel decided to issue a strong recommendation because a very high value was placed on an uncertain but potentially important impact on both the quality and relevance of the health workforce.

Key considerations:

  • Strengthen existing health professional accreditation
  • accreditation must be based on standards
  • it must be supported by legislation
  • it should be done independently
  • the process should be transparent
  • the system and process should be periodically evaluated.