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2004
Publication, report or update

A National Standard for credentialling and defining the scope of clinical practice of medical practitioners, for use in public and private hospitals

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
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet includes information related to Action 5.14 in the NSQHS Standards and should be read in conjunction with Advisory AS18/15: Comprehensive Care Standard: Developing the comprehensive care plan.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, including resources from the Commission, Cochrane Collaboration and others, medication management in cancer care, diagnostic safety, teamwork, PPE and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Clinical Communiqué, Healthcare Paper and the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements for accrediting agencies in relation to managing and preventing conflicts of interest.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidance to health service organisations when establishing processes to accurately identify and record Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards User guide for Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module is now closed. The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the resource.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, clinical variation, safe selection and storage of medications, telehealth for cancer care, telediagnosis, electronic medication systems, double-checking and medication administration errors, accreditation, paediatric hospice and palliative care, Staphylococcus aureus (SAB) and more

Also covered are the latest issues of Healthcare Policy and BMJ Quality & Safety, and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health along with the latest from the UK’s NICE

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, health literacy in children and youth, patient safety improvement, specialist referrals, Baby Friendly Health Initiative, supporting nurses and midwives, maternity care, accreditation and rights, rapid response teams, digital health and more

Also covered are latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Australian Health Review, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health and the latest from the UK’s NIHR.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe how day procedure services can enhance consumers’ involvement in governance, design and performance-monitoring activities.

2020
Publication, report or update

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was amended in 2020. The update included the addition of a fourth indicator for sessile serrated adenoma detection. 

2020
Publication, report or update

This Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Commission in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health service organisations. It complements existing efforts, including state and territory-based initiatives, which support the prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) in hospital and follow-up care in the community.

The standard was updated in January 2020. Amendments included a review and update of hyperlinks in the document, and guidance regarding dosing of medicines used to help prevent VTE in obese people (Quality statements 1 and 5).

An Implementation Guide for the Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was released in December 2020.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This User Guide supports health services to implement Action 1.28 of the NSQHS Standards. It explains how health services and their clinicians can use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care.

2020
Template, survey or form

A referral template for clinicians when referring patients for consideration for a colonoscopy. The template outlines relevant required information to support decision-making as described in Quality Statement 1 of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2020
Other resource

Cataract Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group Members