Capabilities Framework Development

Capabilities Framework Overview

During its initial three-year development phase, the FRRHH has identified the critical need to develop an inclusive, high-level syllabus for remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare that is relevant across multiple roles, environments and geographical locations. 

It has been identified that a Capabilities Framework would be the most suitable structure to underpin this.

This Capabilities Framework will be comprehensive and modular in order to form the basis for the FRRHH’s professional, education and assessment offering to its members (both organisational and individual members). The Framework will support membership from a diverse range of geographical locations and industry sectors.

The overarching aims of the Capabilities Framework are to:

Define and demonstrate the scope of practice and capabilities required of those working in clinical and non-clinical roles in remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare (for healthcare organisations and their employees);

  • Offer a suitably structured, inclusive and practical framework that encapsulates and regulates the above;
  • Inform and align with appropriate definitions of remote and rural healthcare;
  • Inform a robust “grandfathering” process to assess and award FRRHH Member or Fellow status (and post-nominals) to individuals for a defined period running from Jan 2021 until the development of formal assessments/examinations;
  • Provide a suitable foundation against which education courses delivered by external providers can be aligned and quality assured/accredited by the FRRHH;
  • Inform the development of clinical examinations in remote and rural healthcare;
  • Provide a foundation against which the skills sets of healthcare teams can be mapped on behalf of service providers to ensure patient safety and healthcare practitioner support; and
  • Provide a suite of modular capabilities that can be applied to different roles, skill levels and contexts within the remote and rural healthcare environment.

To find out more or to get involved in the development and support of this framework please contact 

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