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2017
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The purpose of this tool is to allow multi-purpose services and small hospitals to track the progress of implementing each standard. It should be used together with the NSQHS Standards Guide for multi-purpose services and small hospitals, and the accreditation workbook.

2017
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The purpose of this workbook is to help organisations decide whether they meet the requirements of the NSQHS Standards.

2014
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool
2012
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

National Consensus Statement: essential elements for recognising & responding to clinical deterioration

2018
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool
2018
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool
2017
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The purpose of this tool is to allow hospitals to track the progress of implementing each standard. It should be used together with the NSQHS Standards Guide for hospitals and the accreditation workbook.

2017
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The purpose of this tool is to allow day procedure services to track the progress of implementing each standard. It should be used together with the NSQHS Standards Guide for day procedure services and the accreditation workbook.

2020
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The purpose of this tool is to allow cancer services to review the uptake of clinical governance roles and responsibilities by their medical oncologists, haematologists, nurses, pharmacists and managers working in its cancer care areas.

2018
Advisory

To provide clarification of the requirement of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard Item 3.6 a risk-based workforce immunisation program, as applied to dental practice.

2017
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to provide clarification of the core, developmental and non-applicable actions for dental practices and services implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

2017
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the implementation requirements for dental practices and services applying Action 3.17.1, which requires a health service organisation to have a traceability system to enable identification of patients on whom reusable medical devices are used.

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.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe arrangements for accreditation of newly established health service organisations applying for interim accreditation to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

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.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify for accrediting agencies and health service organisations their responsibilities and the recommended processes to be followed when health services change accrediting agencies.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirement for accrediting agencies to examine external and non-routine internal reports of reviews and investigations into significant safety and quality issues, clinical governance or safety breaches as part of a health service organisation’s accreditation assessment.

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.

2018
Advisory

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