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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 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.

2018
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.

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
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
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 second edition of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, a draft Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard, antimicrobial resistance, infections, prescribing, digital health and more

Also covered are new issues of the Australian Health Review and Health Affairs, 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 the sustainability of the Australian health ‘system’, climate change and health, ‘digital megatrends’, pancreatic cancer, Aboriginal children, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and more

Also covered are new issues of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy and Pediatric Quality & Safety, 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 leadership, culture, imaging, communication, mental health, Aboriginal people’s experience of health care, BRCA-related cancer, electronic health records, bundled payments, progressive neurological conditions, falls, asthma, clinical decision support systems and more

Also covered are new issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, 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 surgical volume and quality, antimicrobial stewardship, pressure injuries, patient experience, patient-centred care quality indicators, just culture, Vitamin D and more

Also covered are new issues of the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, 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 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
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial prescribing, burnout, value, diagnostic errors, culture, medication safety, electronic prescribing and medicines administration and discharge and more.

Also covered are new issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Pediatric Quality & Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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 mental and physical health, accreditation, implementation, transitions or handovers, diagnosis, and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Public Health Research & Practice, Australian Health Review  and Health Affairs, 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).

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on care in emergency departments and in primary care, on medical devices, never events, coordination and communication, shared decision making and medication safety, and more.

Also covered are new issues of BMJ Quality & Safety, the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management, Australian Journal of Primary Health and The Milbank Quarterly, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.