The Commission currently provides the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) Audit System to assist Australian hospitals auditing their use of the NIMC. The System is designed for hospitals to record, store and report on NIMC audits. Regular auditing of the NIMC enables hospitals to:
In 2017, the Commission undertook a comprehensive review of the NIMC audit tool to
The revised audit is called the National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) Audit. The NSMC Audit includes:
The Commission is making a range of new NSMC Audit support materials available to inform hospitals about the changes including:
The Commission is also updating the web-based auditing system, to incorporate the revised approach and materials, and will coordinate a national audit in October 2018.
From 1 August 2018 the NIMC audit question set and NIMC audit spreadsheet tool will no longer be available and should use the new NSMC audit form and tool. Hospitals will still be able to access their old reports.
The Commission will coordinate an NSMC National Audit in October 2018. Detailed information about the audit will be circulated closer to the date.
The Commission hosts the NIMC Audit System for hospitals to audit NIMC use locally or to participate in national audits. This will be replaced by the NSMC Audit System on 1 August, 2018. Hospitals wishing to undertake audits after 1 August should use the new NSMC audit form and tool.
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 until 2014.
Contact your NIMC local contact.
|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 Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org||(08) 8951 7571|
|QLD – Ms Fiona McIveremail@example.com||(07) 3708 5294|
|SA – Ms Kaye Barrattfirstname.lastname@example.org||(08) 8226 7240|
|TAS – Ms Lisa Crisp
TAS – Ms Teresa De Little
| (03) 6777 4238 (Mon-Wed)
(03) 6166 1086 (Thurs-Fri)
|VIC – Dr Kylie McIntoshemail@example.com||(03) 9096 7786 (Tues-Thurs)|
|WA – Ms Kerry Fitzsimons||Kerry.Fitzsimons@health.wa.gov.au||(08) 9222 4008 (Mon,Tues,Fri|