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NSQHSS microsite

You can now find information and resources for the second edition on the Commission’s new NSQHS Standards microsite nationalstandards.safetyandquality.gov.au.

 


 

NSQHS Standards (second edition)

Implementation resources

Fact sheets

Advisories

Information for consumers

Printing resources to support NSQHS Standards (second edition)

Assessor orientation course

NSQHS Standards Monitoring Tool

 


 

NSQHS Standards (second edition)

NSQHS Standards (second edition) coverThe second edition of the NSQHS Standards was endorsed by Health Ministers in June 2017, and released in November 2017.

The 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.

Assessment to the second edition will commence from 1 January 2019. Health service organisations will be informed of the transition arrangements well in advance of implementation.

The second edition was developed by the Commission in consultation with the Australian Government state and territory partners, consumers, the private sector and other stakeholders.

Download a copy of the second edition here:
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition) (PDF 2MB)

 

Implementation resources

The Commission has developed a series of resources to support health service organisations implement the second edition of the NSQHS Standards.

NSQHS Standards guides for different healthcare settings:

Other resources:

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Fact sheets

The Commission has developed summary fact sheets to introduce health service organisations to the second edition.

National Model Clinical Governance Framework fact sheets:

Implementing the NSQHS Standards fact sheets:

NSQHS Standards Mapping of second edition to first edition (PDF 546KB)

Overview of the NSQHS Standards (second edition) (PDF 303KB)

Clinical governance icon  Clinical Governance (PDF 113KB)

Partnering with consumers icon  Partnering with Consumers (PDF 110KB)

Preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infection icon  Preventing & Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection (PDF 106KB)

Medication safety icon  Medication Safety (PDF 134KB)

Comprehensive care icon  Comprehensive Care (PDF 94KB)

Communicating for safety icon  Communicating for Safety (PDF 107KB)

Blood management icon  Blood Management (PDF 101KB)

Recognising and responding to acute deterioration icon  Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration (PDF 104KB)

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Advisories

For advisories that relate to the second edition of the NSQHS Standards, please visit the NSQHS Standards microsite:
nationalstandards.safetyandquality.gov.au – Assessment – Advisories

Advisories for the first edition can be found using the link below:
Assessment to the NSQHS Standards – NSQHS Standards Advisories (first edition)

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Information for consumers

Three fact sheets have been developed for consumers about the NSQHS Standards. Developed in consultation with consumers and the state-based health consumer organisations, the fact sheets share advice on what consumers can expect in each of the following areas:

Fact sheet 1 – Introduction to the NSQHS Standards (second edition) (PDF 448KB)

Fact sheet 2 – Accreditation of health services in Australia (PDF 132 KB)

Fact sheet 3 – Partnering with Consumers Standard (PDF 587KB)

Further resources will be made available throughout 2018

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Printing resources to support NSQHS Standards (second edition)

The PDF versions of the resources available on this page can be used to print copies from standard printers.

To print these resources at a commercial printer, please use the following link to request print-ready files:
Request for NSQHS Standards (second edition) commercial design files

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Assessor orientation course

Registration for the NSQHS Standards Assessor Orientation Course is now open. For more information, please visit the link below:

Assessment to the NSQHS Standards – NSQHS Standards (second edition) – Assessor Orientation Course Enrolment Form

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NSQHS Standards Monitoring Tool

The Commission developed the monitoring tool as part of a suite of resources to assist health service organisations to implement the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition). This monitoring tool allows health service organisations to track the progress of implementing each standard. It should be used together with the relevant NSQHS Standards Guide and the Accreditation Workbook.

NSQHS Standards Monitoring Tool:

Two video tutorials are available to assist health service organisations with using the tool:

  • Episode 1 covers the features and functionalities of the tool (approx. 16 minutes) (View in YouTube)

  • Episode 2 provides tips on how health service organisations can use the information in the monitoring tool (approx. 14 minutes) (View in YouTube)


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Last updated: 18 June 2018