It has been an exciting year and a lot has been achieved.
The two highlights for me were:
The finalisation and embedding of the new Standards Framework for Oral Health Practitioners. It was particularly encouraging to see the overwhelming support and general acceptance of the framework. The engagement during consultation and at the discussion forums held in May were very informative. It provided an opportunity to meet with practitioners face-to-face and engage in very constructive discussions.
The Council’s new Strategic Framework for 2015-2020. This challenged us to critically reflect on the Council’s functions and vision for the professions; how to operate more efficiently and effectively. I am looking forward to working closely with the Council next year to ensure the organisation delivers to these strategies. It will also include greater engagement with you in the coming year.
Thank you to everyone that has supported Council to achieve its business. It requires commitment outside of your clinical practice which is not always easy. Your expertise and experience are greatly appreciated.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, and safe travels to you all!