National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) auditing

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.

NSMC 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.

Audit resources

The following support tools are available for auditing NSMCs:

Instructional videos are also available for the NSMC audit system:

NIMC auditing

National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) national auditing has resulted in a large body of evidence on use of the NIMC. The NIMC National Audit Reports compile audit data from 2009–14.  

Contacts

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 Young angela.young@nt.gov.au (08) 8951 7571
QLD – Ms Fiona McIver medicationsafety@health.qld.gov.au (07) 3708 5294
SA – Ms Kaye Barratt kaye.barratt@sa.gov.au (08) 8226 7240
TAS – Ms Anita Thomas anita.thomas@dhhs.tas.gov.au (03) 6166 1086
VIC – Dr Kylie McIntosh kylie.mcintosh@safercare.vic.gov.au (03) 9096 7786
(Tues-Thurs)
WA – Ms Kerry Fitzsimons Kerry.Fitzsimons@health.wa.gov.au (08) 9222 4008
(Mon,Tues,Fri)