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2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Actions 8.5, 8.6 b, c, d and e and 8.12 that health service organisations must undertake to demonstrate work towards establishing effective processes for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on women’s health, human rights, general practice, mental health, culture, medication safety, clinical quality registries  and more.

Also covered are new issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Health Affairs, and BMJ Leader, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from NICE and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on technology and mental health, value based health care, medication safety and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care along with the latest guidance from NICE in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on de-implementation of low value care, value-based care, complaints, mental health and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of International Journal for Quality in Health Care and Pediatric Quality & Safety along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care along with the latest guidance from NICE in the UK.

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards, infection prevention and control, falls and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and the Journal of Patient Experience 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
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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, mental health and substance use, inpatient harm, health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, nursing care, communication and resolution, open disclosure, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality & Safety 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 (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the USA’s AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

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 minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Actions 1.17 and 1.18 working towards implementing the My Health Record system.

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.