Grievances, Complaints and Disputes Policy

This policy outlines the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine’s (the ‘Division’) processes for registrar grievances about complaints about training processes or disputes with those involved in their training.

This policy is not intended to provide an appeals route for decisions taken with regard to progress on the programme.

Grievances, complaints and disputes policy


Reconsideration, Review and Appeal policy

This policy outlines the process and procedures for reconsideration and appeal of decisions taken by the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (the ‘Division’) as part of its function as a training body. This policy sets out the mechanism for reconsideration, review and appeal by any members adversely affected by a decision of the Division. This is to ensure that due process was followed in reaching decisions, and that proper consideration was given to appropriate evidence or information in relation to those decision. This is subject to the matter being within this policy’s scope.

Reconsideration, review and appeal policy


Fellowship Regulations

The Division’s Council, through the Board of Studies, monitors standards for the award of the RHM qualification.

The Division’s training programme is accredited through the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Fellowship Regulations (effective from 1 December 2017)

Fellowship Regulations (effective from 1 December 2019)


Hospital Accreditation Criteria

Applicants will be expected to provide the following information:

  1. Educational Facilities required
  2. Quality of Education, Training and learning
  3. Clinical Supervision
  4. Support services for trainees

Hospital Accreditation Criteria


Special Consideration in Assessment Policy

The Division is committed to ensuring equal access to all our assessments for all candidates. Special Consideration in Assessment is the process by which the Division seeks to ensure just and equitable treatment of candidates where illness, disability or personal circumstances are beyond the control of the candidate in relation to assessment. The purpose of this policy is to enable assessment discretion to be applied in exceptional circumstances. 

Special Consideration in Assessment Policy