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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
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 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
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
Publication, report or update

The Commission's Strategic Intent 2020-2025 outlines four priority areas of focus for the Commission, and describes a range of mechanisms used to progress these strategic priorities.

2020
Job advertisement

 

The Director, Communications is responsible for developing and implementing the Commission’s strategic communications to enhance its reputation as the leading national agency for improving safety and quality in health care across Australia.

Leading a small team of communications professionals, the position is responsible for external communications functions, with a particular focus on the development and implementation of innovative solutions designed to help the Commission better disseminate its work to relevant audiences.

Positions duties and responsibilities include:

1. Develop and lead an integrated communications program including production of digital and hard copy publications, and a media engagement program that effectively promotes the work, priorities, brand and reputation of the Commission.

2. Provide appropriate expert communications advice and support to the Commission Executive on communications opportunities and risks, particularly on complex or sensitive matters.

3. Provide leadership to, and oversee activities of, the Communications team, including establishing priorities and managing workflow and performance to ensure timely delivery of outputs in consultation with the Director, Planning, Strategy and Evaluation.

4. Develop and manage highly effective and collaborative relationships with the senior executive of the Commission, and key external stakeholders.

5. Work closely with the Director, Planning , Strategy and Evaluation, the COO and other Directors to identify and maximise communication opportunities through the development and implementation of successful strategic approaches relating to digital development, media relations, issues management, brand and reputation development, website content and maintenance, and publications production.  

6. Develop the Commission’s strategic communication goals and activity plan with a core focus on developing relevant platforms, channels and tools for the delivery of the Commission’s products, which aligns with the Commission’s workplan and key strategic directions.

7. Develop a wide range of high-quality communications that respond to the needs of the Commission and reaches target audiences; to be delivered via appropriate communications channels, within agreed budget and timelines.

8. Provide advice, support and capacity building about document editing and publication to the Executive, program teams and communications staff.

9. Identify and pursue creative opportunities for the Commission’s reputation and brand.

 

For further information about this role please refer to the Applicant Pack or contact Naomi Poole on 9126 3536.

Applications close Wednesday 19 February 2020, midnight EST.

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
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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on patient safety practices, potentially preventable readmissions, patient and family engagement, transitions of care, homelessness, medication safety, medication reconciliation and Hepatitis C virus and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Public Health Research & Practice 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

This report describes the findings of a national stocktake of health resources developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, undertaken by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA).