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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
Publication, report or update
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
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.