National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) audit
Data from audits of how clinicians are using medication charts guide healthcare organisations in measuring clinical practice. This leads to improved health outcomes for patients and embeds continuous quality improvement within hospitals.
National Standard Medication Chart audit reports
The focus of the National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit is to drive local safety and quality improvements in medicines management through use of the NSMC across Australia.
2020 NSMC national audit
The NSMC national audit was conducted between 21 September 2020 to 31 October 2020 for participating hospitals across all Australian states and territories, including private hospitals. The report outlines the findings and recommendations from the 2020 National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit.
2018 NSMC national audit
Audits provide evidence to support accreditation according to the NSQHS Standards (second edition).
Australian hospitals and day procedure centres can participate in the National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit or coordinate a local audit using the NSMC audit system.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A number of resources were developed to assist hospitals participating in the audit, including a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that incorporated information relevant to the NSMC National Audit.
Instructional videos are also available for the NSMC audit system:
- NSMC audit system video tutorial - Part 1 - User registration
- NSMC audit system video tutorial - Part 2 - Logging in and resetting passwords
- NSMC audit system video tutorial - Part 3 - Creating audits and entering audit data
- NSMC audit system video tutorial - Part 4 - Generating reports (for coordinators only)
Contact your NSMC local contact for further advice.
|State||Contact email||Contact phone|
|ACT – Mr Daniel Lalor||Daniel.Lalor@act.gov.au||(02) 6174 7106|
|NSW – Ms Nina Muscillo||CEC-MedicationSafety@health.nsw.gov.au||(02) 9269 5585|
|NT – Ms Angela Youngemail@example.com||(08) 8951 7571|
|QLD – Ms Fiona McIverfirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 3708 5294|
|SA – Ms Jacinta Nagle||HealthMedicationSafety@sa.gov.au||(08) 8204 1944|
|TAS – Ms Lisa Crispemail@example.com||(03) 6166 1061|
|VIC – Dr Kylie McIntoshfirstname.lastname@example.org||(03) 9096 7786
|WA – Ms Kerry Fitzsimons||Kerry.Fitzsimons@health.wa.gov.au||(08) 6373 2224
Previous NIMC National Audit Reports
In September 2018, the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) audit system was replaced by the NSMC audit system.
If you would like a copy of a previous NIMC audit report from 2009-2014 please contact the Commission via email on: email@example.com.