The vision of an organization encapsulates its core values and aspirations in the most general terms, without specific statements about the strategies to be used to attain them. The vision of the future sets the boundaries and stretches the organization as it develops its mission, goals, and objectives. A shared vision of organization creates a sense of "commonality" that permeates the organization and gives coherence to its diverse activities. As a result, work becomes part of pursuing a larger purpose embodied in the organization's products and services.
A strategic vision is a road map showing the route a company intends to take in developing and strengthening its business. It paints a picture of a company’s destination and provides a rationale for going there. It delineates top management’s aspirations for the company, providing a panoramic view of “where we are going and why” and a convincing or compelling rationale for why this makes good business sense for the company.
The new vision of the Council is stated below:
'An internationally acclaimed competent regulatory authority
for medical and dental practice in Ghana, for the public good'
As a competent regulatory authority, the Council would have effective and efficient systems for:
- the accreditation of medical and dental schools in its jurisdiction to ensure graduates
meet required standards
- monitoring new medical and dental graduates in their two years of registration to
ensure that their skills and knowledge are of a required high standard.
- accreditation of post graduate training and qualifications
- accessing the knowledge and skills of overseas-trained or foreign-trained practitioners
who want to be registered in the jurisdiction to ensure that their standards are comparable
to locally trained medical doctors and dentists
- maintaining a public register listing all medical and dental practitioners registered
in the jurisdiction, including any conditions on their practice
- regularly reviewing on-going practice standards - recertification, revalidation and
- ensuring medical doctors and dentists are fit to practice
- effectively dealing with complaints about medical doctors' and dentists' performance
- ensure the most efficient administration of operations
- issuing certificates of good standing to registered practitioners
A company's mission is defined as the fundamental purpose that sets a company apart from all other companies of its type. It identifies the scope of its operations in product and market terms. It usually deals with the company's present business scope and purpose - "who we are, what we do, and why we are here". A company's mission is a broadly framed enduring statement of its intent. It embodies the business philosophy of the company's principal product or service areas and the primary customer needs the company will attempt to satisfy. It describes the company's product market, and technological areas of emphasis, and it does so in a way that reflects the values and priorities of the company's strategic decision-makers. It contains broadly outlined or implied objectives and strategies rather than specific directives. It is a statement, not of measurable targets, but of attitude, outlook, and orientation.
Three indispensable components of a mission statement are specifications of the basic product or service, specification of the primary market, and specification of the principal technology for production or delivery. Mission reflects the company's intention to ensure survival through growth and profitability. Both present and potential customers attribute certain qualities to particular businesses. Thus, mission statements should reflect the public's expectations, since this makes achievement of the company's goals more likely.
The objectives of a mission statement are:
- To ensure unanimity of purpose within the organization.
- To provide a basis for motivating the use of the organization's resources.
- To develop a basis, or standard, for allocating organizational resources.
- To establish a general tone or organizational climate
- To serve as a focal point for those who can identify with the organization's purpose and
direction and to deter those who cannot do so from participating further in its activities.
- To facilitate the translation of objectives and goals into a work structure involving the
assignment of tasks to responsible elements within the organization.
- To specify organizational purposes and the translation of these purposes into goals in such
a way that cost, time, and performance parameters can be assessed and controlled.
The following are the relevant Mission Statements for the four core functional areas or mandates
and administrative support (Secretariat) of the Council:
Ensure the highest standards of medical and dental study and training through the setting and enforcing of standards for the training institutions (we define training to include study, education at undergraduate, pre-registration, and postgraduate levels)
Prescribe, develop and enforce high standards of medical and dental practice that will ensure
the safety of the public.
- Prescribe and enforce discipline and professionalism in medical and dental practice for practitioners as well as within facilities.
- Institute evaluation systems that ensure probity (integrity and honesty) of medical and dental practice. (We define probity as integrity and honesty; integrity as adherence to moral principles; and honesty as the quality of being unimpaired, soundness, unity, and wholeness)
- Institute Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes as a life-long learning process within medical and dental practice.
Ensure credibility of Registers and prompt yearly gazetting of registered medical and
Enhance the number, capacity, and capabilities (knowledge, skills, and abilities - KSAs)
of the Secretariat to provide professional and quality support and administration of the
activities of the Council.