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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
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to:

  • Standardise processes across accrediting agencies for assessing applications for extensions to general practices’ accreditation status.
  • Clarify that changes to the accreditation cycle, including backdating the commencement date, is not permitted.
2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.

2020
Advisory

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.

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 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 infection prevention and control, over-diagnosis and over-treatment of the frail elderly, patient feedback, multimorbidity, clinician engagement, person-centred learning health systems, patient-physician relationship, medication safety, blood management and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest guidance from NICE and in the UK.

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on shift work in health care, sepsis in children, quality and safety, shared decision making, pregnancy care, patient engagement, antibiotic management and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Primary Health along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.