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.
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.
The Commission will coordinate an NSMC National Audit in September 2020. Detailed information about the audit will be circulated closer to the date.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A number of resources have been developed to assist hospitals participating in the audit, including the recently revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document that incorporates information relevant to the NSMC National Audit in September 2020.
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.
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.