Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Welcome to the ANZCA Strategic Plan 2018-2022. This plan is the result of comprehensive consultation and engagement within the ANZCA community and beyond and will guide us over the five years until 2022. 

There are four main goals that are supported by key strategies and with evaluation embedded in a section on “how we will measure success”. The four main goals are as follows:



LEADING professional identity and perioperative medicine

ANZCA will LEAD the promotion of the professional identity of anaesthesia and pain medicine specialties and the development of an effective, integrated and collaborative perioperative care model. More...


GROWING lifelong education, training and professional support


ANZCA will GROW education, training and professional support for fellows, specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) and trainees by investment in resources and technology and key collaborations. More...


DRIVING research and quality improvement


ANZCA will DRIVE a culture of research and quality improvement through funding and supporting research, academic anaesthesia and researchers across Australia and New Zealand and sustaining ANZCA’s global leadership in high quality research. More...


SUPPORTING our workforce and wellbeing


ANZCA will SUPPORT the sustainable growth of a diverse, high quality and healthy anaesthesia and pain medicine and staff workforce so all communities in Australia and New Zealand have access to high quality anaesthesia, pain medicine and perioperative services, provided by clinicians who are supported both personally and professionally. More...


Download the full ANZCA Strategic Plan 2018-2022 as a printable A3 PDF.

ANZCA’s mission remains the same:

To serve the community by fostering safety and high quality patient care in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain medicine.

However ANZCA’s vision now recognises our role in, and the multidisciplinary approach to, perioperative medicine:

ANZCA will be a recognised world leader in training, education, research and in setting standards for anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain medicine.

We plan to provide regular updates and reporting on the progress of the plan as well as allowing for our membership to provide feedback.

The plan was approved by ANZCA Council at its November 2017 meeting. The Faculty of Pain Medicine has also developed and launched its FPM Strategic Plan 2018-2022.

Thank you to the many ANZCA and FPM fellows, committees and staff as well as representatives of other colleges and societies and individual stakeholders for their input and feedback. The plan is a reflective, high-level distillation of ideas from all our contributors and represents a direction we can achieve together.

We have provided a snapshot of the college’s impressive achievements from our 2013-2017 strategic plan. With our new strategic plan and a suite of fresh initiatives supported by our core skills, expertise and experience the future years look very exciting, challenging and rewarding.


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