The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard will be implemented in public and private hospitals and day procedure centres nationally as part of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (2nd edition). The Commission is engaging with primary care, the private healthcare sector and jurisdictions to undertake piloting of the Standard across the sectors.
The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard will be piloted in two public hospitals, a private hospital and a day procedure unit from May to August in 2019. The pilot sites will be based in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. The pilot sites will conduct a simulated accreditation against the NSQHS Standards to assess feasibility of the standard.
Each of the pilot sites will:
- Engage staff in a period of familiarisation with the Colonoscopy CCS
- Identify changes in practices to meet the requirements of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard under the NSQHS Standards
- Initiate collection of the national dataset for local generation of the quality indicators
- Report indicators to relevant clinical teams and to the health service executive
- Conduct a simulated accreditation against the NSQHS Standards to assess feasibility of the colonoscopy model of care
- Conduct interviews and succinct surveys for qualitative assessment of the impact and feasibility of the colonoscopy model of care
- Prepare a report on the pilot including impact on workflows and practices, barriers, lessons learned, resource implications and results from dataset capture and indicator generation.