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Open Consultations

Consultation on draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care

Closed Consultations

Consultation on the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards user guide for health service organisations providing care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium and supporting resources

Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)

 


Open Consultations

Consultation on draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has released the draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care for public consultation.

The aim of the User Guide is to assist health services identify and implement best practice systems and processes to support patients receiving medicine treatments for cancer care. This includes when care is shared between organisations and service providers. This User Guide will be a useful aid to medical oncologists, haematologists, hospital pharmacists, hospital nurses, general practitioners, community pharmacists and community nurses.

Patients, carers and their families might also find the guide useful in navigating the care pathway when anticancer medications are prescribed.

If you work or have an interest in this area, we welcome you to view the draft guide and have your say: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/medmgtcancer

The consultation period is open until 24 May 2019.

Download: Draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care (PDF 1MB)

 


Closed Consultations

Consultation on resources to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards user guide for health service organisations providing care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium

Consultation on resources to support The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards user guide for health service organisations providing care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium (the user guide) is now closed.

The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the supporting resources.

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Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)

1 February 2018

The Commission has released the Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) as the final stage of a consultation process undertaken by the Commission to review the first edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) assessed the Decision RIS as compliant with the Australian Government’s RIS requirements and accepted the Commission’s recommendations.

The second edition of the NSQHS Standards was released in November 2017. The NSQHS Standards (second edition) addresses gaps identified in the first edition, including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It also updates the evidence for actions, consolidates and streamlines standards and actions to make them clearer and easier to implement.

The Commission has developed resources to support health service organisations to implement and prepare for assessment to the NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.). These resources are available for download from the Commission’s website.

The NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.) will be assessed from 1 January 2019.

Decision RIS (PDF 356KB) (Word 209 KB)

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