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The intent of this advisory is to standardise processes across accrediting agencies for liaising with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) regarding applications for an extension of a general practice’s accreditation expiry.


The purpose of this advisory is to clarify responsibilities and processes for accrediting agencies and general practices when a practice transfers between accrediting agencies.

Fact sheet or brochure

Seven key attributes were identified for high-performing person-centred healthcare organisations.

Publication, report or update

The purpose of this report is to outline the processes used by the Commission to obtain feedback from the primary health care sector and a summary of the feedback that was received.

Job advertisement

The Senior Project Officer, General Practice and Primary Care will be responsible for leading the work on coordinating the implementation of the NGPA Scheme as well as contributing to broader activities to support the National Standards Program to:

  • Provide ongoing support and resource development for health services implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Develop the National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care Standards and resources to support implementation of the standards.

Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate:

  1. Excellent policy development and project management experience relevant to safety and quality in health care, particularly in general practice and the primary care sector
  2. Demonstrated high level research and analytical skills
  3. Demonstrated excellent writing skills, including the ability to write high quality documents for a variety of audiences and in different formats
  4. Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, in particular, an excellent ability to consult and negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  5. A high level of knowledge and comprehensive understanding of key safety and quality issues relevant to health care in particular the primary care sector
  6. Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply. Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks (02) 9126 3684 or email

Closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday, 10 March 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.


This issue includes items on COVID-19, the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard, primary care, antimicrobial resistance, multimorbidity, oral healthcare, mental health and surgery, and more

Also covered are the latest issues of Future Leaders Communiqué, Health Expectations and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the latest from the UK’s HSIB.