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2021
Advisory

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 to extend a general practice’s accreditation .

2021
Advisory

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

2021
Advisory

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

2021
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.

2021
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.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisations’ compliance with Action 3.17 (formerly Action 3.14 in the 2017 National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards) to relevant national or international standards for reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to update accrediting agencies of health service organisations’ requirements for the 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards relating to antimicrobial stewardship, specifically in relation to surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis.

2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for informed financial consent in health service organisations.

2019
Advisory

This purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for Actions 1.23, 1.24, 1.27b, and 1.28a of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2021
Advisory

To clarify the requirements for the transition between the 2017 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard of the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards and the 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the requirements for the transition between the 2014 and the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standards.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirement for accrediting agencies to submit an annual declaration relating to conflicts of interest.

2021
Poster or graphic

This infographic includes the 10 essential elements in the Consensus Statement.

2019
Poster or graphic

A poster of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (second edition).

2021
Poster or graphic

The Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard will help to ensure that women receive appropriate treatment and support throughout their childbirth experience.

This infographic outlines key data highlights, as well as commentary from experts in maternity care participating in the Commission's launch event on 21 April 2021.

2021
Poster or graphic

The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation maps healthcare use across the country and identifies potentially unwarranted variation and areas for healthcare improvement. 

This infographic outlines key data highlights in the report, announced at the Commission's launch event on 28 April 2021.