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TGA key performance indicators: January to June 2015

Version 1.0, August 2015

3 September 2015

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TGA key performance indicators

As a part of the Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) safeguards and enhances the health of the Australian community through the effective and timely administration of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Through the TGA, the Australian Government aims to:

  • regulate therapeutic goods for safety, effectiveness/performance and quality
  • participate in international regulatory convergence and work sharing
  • continue quality improvement and regulatory reform processes.

During January to June 2015 we have been guided by the TGA Strategic Statement 2012-2015 in delivering these outcomes.

Our performance against our broad strategic intent for this period is measured through eight key performance indicators (KPIs):

  1. Stakeholder communication, education and satisfaction
  2. Pre-market business operations
  3. Post-market business operations
  4. Organisational health
  5. Financial performance
  6. Statutory obligations
  7. International cooperation
  8. Decision making.

The KPIs and the specific measures that are used to report against each KPI have been endorsed by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Council, following consultation with the TGA Industry Consultative Committee.

This KPI report covers aspects of our performance between January and June 2015.

Progress has been made in a number of areas since the last KPI report. In particular, in the number of manufacturing clearances issued, and work sharing arrangements with international regulators. There was a steady rise in stakeholder engagement with the TGA website, and progress towards the Australian Government's Digital Transition Policy is increasing and on target to reach 100 per cent by December 2015.

Regulator Performance Framework

The Australian Government has developed a framework to assist regulators to measure their performance. The Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) comprises six outcomes-based KPIs that reflect the Australian Government's overarching expectations of regulator performance.

The RPF KPIs came into effect on 1 July 2015, and will replace the TGA's KPI framework. The January to June 2015 report will be the final KPI report to be published in the current format.

The first report against the new RPF will cover the period July 2015 to June 2016 and the TGA's performance against the RPF KPIs will be published on the TGA website following Ministerial approval. Further information on the TGA key performance indicators and measures: Regulator Performance Framework is available on the TGA website.

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Version history

Version Description of change Author Effective date
V1.0 Original publication TGA August 2015

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