Health Minister launches health academy
1 Nov 2012
In a concerted effort to ensure excellence and the successful implementation of the goals set in the Human Resources for Health Strategy for the health sector, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Tuesday, 6 November launch the Academy for Leadership and Management in Health Care to address skills gaps at all levels, including clinical and hospital management.
In 2011 Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi commissioned a study to review competency levels of hospital Chief Executive Officers, a move towards overhauling the health system in South Africa and it was evident that “a significant proportion did not have the requisite leadership and management competencies”.
“The South African health system cannot run without high quality management and leadership”, Motsoaledi said.
The Academy will focus on among others, the following strategic tasks:
Develop a national management and leadership competence framework for the health sector based on a needs analysis;
Undertake a competency assessment of key post holders (using existing assessments such as Development Bank of Southern Africa and develop a ‘gap analysis’ for leadership and management development and strategy to address weaknesses;
Develop an inventory of health leadership and management training capacity within and outside the health sector;
Define training and development interventions/ programme requirements for leadership and management for the health sector, for in-service training and Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) professional/career training;
Accredit providers and commission providers which can offer training in management and leadership for the health sector (these should include HEI’s, private institutions and organisations, international HEI’s and organisations);
Ensure competency requirements are implemented for appointments to leadership and management positions in the health sector; and
Monitor the outcome and impact of commissioned in-service training and career programmes offered through HEI’s and other training service providers.
During the launch the Minister will also announce members of the Advisory committee lead by Professor Marian Jacobs, dean of the faculty of health sciences: University of Cape Town.
Members of the media are invited to the launch as follows:
Date: 6 November 2012
Time: 11h15 to 12h00
Venue: Civitas building, corner Andries (Thabo Sehume and Struben streets, Pretoria.
For more information & RSVP please contact:
Ministry of Health: Spokesperson
Cell: 082 887 3581
Chief Director: Communications
Cell: 082 373 1169
Issued by: Department of Health
1 Nov 2012
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