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2020
Fact sheet or brochure

If a health service organisation is found to have a large numbers of not met actions at initial assessment and is subsequently awarded accreditation, they will be required to be reassessed within six months of the assessment cycle being completed.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide clarification on the rating scale for assessments to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

From January 2019, health service organisations will have a choice of undertaking either announced or short notice assessments.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify not applicable actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for hospitals, day procedure services, multi-purpose services, bush nursing services, patient transport services and public dental services.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the applicability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Action 3.14 following the introduction and subsequent revision by Standards Australia of AS/NZS 4187:2014 Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the sampling methodology to be used by accrediting agencies when sampling non-acute health service organisations at an accreditation assessment.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to explain how health service organisations can implement Action 1.28 of the Clinical Governance Standard.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on the Australian Register of Clinical Registries, general practice, communication, costs, alarms, overdiagnosis, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Healthcare Quarterly, Australian Health Review, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to identify the clinical governance roles and responsibilities of allied health practitioners.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The new fact sheet is designed to support health service organisations to use PICMoRS.

2020
Publication, report or update

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has developed draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards.

The Commission invites consumers and carers, clinicians, service providers, and interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the NSQDMH Standards during a public consultation from March - May 2020. 

Please see safetyandquality.gov.au/dmhs for further information about this consultation.

 

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet highlights specific conditions that impact on health service organisations and which have recently been updated and appear in the Policy - Application for approval under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme to conduct accreditations of health service organisations using the Scheme’s standards.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on listening to patients, patient safety in marginalised groups, intravenous medication errors, smart infusion pumps and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Health Affairs along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to help cancer patients, their families, carers or volunteers understand what to expect from a health service providing people with medications for cancer.

2020
Presentation

The below presentation by Dr.Peggy Brown AO, Senior Clinical Advisor for the Digital Mental Health project at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has been developed for the public consultation of the draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards.

The Commission invites consumers and carers, clinicians, service providers, and interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the NSQDMH Standards during the public consultation period from March - April 2020. 

Please see safetyandquality.gov.au/dmhs for further information about this consultation.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This User Guide describes best-practice strategies under each of the 28 specific actions to support organisations to deliver effective medication management in cancer services.