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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
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
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.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to support them to understand and fulfil their roles and responsibilities. It combines information from a range of existing guides and resources, including the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Clinical governance is a shared responsibility to ensure all patients receive the best care. Managers, clinician and other members of the treating team share the common goal of optimising patient care. Managers share accountability for the care delivered, the equitable use of resources and building a positive workplace culture.