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2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) sought feedback on the draft National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Aged Care Module.  This module has been developed to allow organisations to meet the requirements of both the NSQHS Standards and the Aged Care Quality (ACQ) Standards by assessment to one set of standards. Consultation is now closed.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on ENT surgery, shared decision making, data linkage, hospital associated complications of older people, sepsis, Choosing Wisely and children and young people’s mental health and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality and Nursing Leadership, 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 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on medication safety, polypharmacy, sonographers, physical and mental health, managing risk, healthcare associated infection, the role of carers in patient safety, primary care for older people and more.

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

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on the draft Severe Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard, pressure injuries, diagnostic error, antibiotic over-prescribing, guidelines, sepsis, training and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Australian Journal of Primary Health, Future Leaders Communiqué, Healthcare Policy, and HealthcarePapers, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and latest from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on well-being (for clinicians and patients), ambulatory care, complaints, teamwork, artificial intelligence (AI) and more.

Also covered are new issues of the BMJ Quality & Safety, Healthcare Policy 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 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), integrated care, nursing, genomic medicine, deteriorating patients, shared decision making, hip and knee surgery, and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the Journal of Patient Experience and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on healthcare quality, an Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Security Framework, innovation, major health care challenges, accreditation and more.

Also covered are new issues of Public Health Research & Practice and Healthcare Quarterly, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

The Commission has identified a set of six essential elements for comprehensive care delivery, which represent different stages or processes that a patient may experience when clinical care is delivered.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to advise members of governing bodies exercising their governance responsibilities for implementing the NSQHS Standards.

2019
Publication, report or update

Safe and high-quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium in acute health services

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This user guide outlines critical actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards that support safe and high quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

Clinicians can take action to reduce the risk of harm.

2019
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.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

The strategy is intended to facilitate the identification and sharing of information on safe and good-quality practice between organisations managing similar issues.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

From January 2019, health service organisations will have a choice of undertaking either announced or short notice assessments.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

These seven tips about setting goals help to make sure that everyone in the healthcare team knows what is important to you, and what your goals are.

2019
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.

2019
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.

2019
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.