Improving healthcare is central to our members’ purpose and therefore to Avant. We are committed to the promotion of quality, safety, and professionalism in medical practice, to benefit our members and the communities they serve.
We invest millions in education, research, grants and advocacy activities, fearlessly advocating for a fair system and improvements in healthcare. Additional investment is made through our grant programs, funding member research and initiatives to advance quality, safety and professionalism in medicine to deliver better health outcomes.
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are used to guide us in delivering improved healthcare
Avant’s Early Career Research Program (formerly the Doctor in Training Research Program) was launched in 2012 to support young doctors’ research to promote better patient outcomes. Since its inception, the program invested $4.3m across over 130 projects covering topics including transplants, oncology, and cardiology.
To aid members in delivering best practice care to their patients, in 2023 we launched Avant Assist. This free, proactive service provides members and practices with a directory of resources, clinical tools and services to help them identify and reduce risks.
Avant advocated for a COVID vaccination indemnity scheme with the Department of Health, to provide confidence to doctors and patients. In June 2021, the government announced a new no-fault indemnity scheme to cover the costs of injuries above $5,000 due to a proven COVID vaccination adverse reaction.
Avant partners with over 30 medical colleges, associations and societies on training, education, research and advocacy, to improve medical practice for the benefit of doctors and patients. Our partnership with Australian Orthopaedic Association focuses on improving outcomes for patients and sharing risk management resources with surgeons.
Avant provides regularly updated information to help members improve quality, safety and professionalism in practice. Members have free access to online courses, webinars and other CPD activities.