National manager sought for TGA
The Federal Department of Health and Ageing is seeking a National Manager for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The appointee will be responsible for overseeing implementation of the ‘TGA reforms: A blueprint for TGA’s future’, released in December last year, and will also play a key role in the creation of an Australia-New Zealand international regulatory agency.
The blueprint was released in response to a series of reviews of the TGA’s performance and areas of regulatory responsibility. The reforms are aimed at enhanced regulatory processes, improved community understanding of and confidence in them, and better alignment of the TGA with the National Medicines Policy. They are are grouped under themes to ensure the Government can effectively monitor progress and achievements:
- communications and stakeholder engagement;
- advertising of therapeutic products;
- complementary medicines;
- medical devices; and
- promotion of therapeutic products.
The blueprint can be downloaded here.