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2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service 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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to describe the actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations about to commence operations. Interim accreditation to the requirements set out in this document will generally apply for the first 12 months of operation.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

To outline the principles and process for recognising exemplar practice in health service organisations that have been assessed to the NSQHS Standards (second edition).

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards User guide for Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module is now closed. The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the resource.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Commission is seeking feedback on the draft Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice: A guide for managers and clinicians. Consultation on this resource will run until Friday 30 April 2021.

For information on the consultation and to provide feedback, click here

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module (the MPS Aged Care Module) has been developed by the Commission in collaboration with the Australian Government, state and territory departments of health, and the Commission’s Multi-Purpose Services Project Advisory Committee. The MPS Aged Care Module describes, in six actions, the requirements of the Aged Care Quality Standards not covered by the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. It is only applicable to eligible MPS and was endorsed by the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council on 7 February 2020.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

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.

2015
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical guidance for managers and practitioners responsible for credentialing, and for determining and managing, a health practitioner’s scope of clinical practice. This is an ancillary guide only. It does not replace or supersede state, territory or organisational policies on credentialing.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist day procedure services to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards (second edition). This guide will also assist individuals involved in the accreditation process.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist health service organisations to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to assist health service organisations to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards (second edition).

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this user guide is to provide an overview of the key concepts and issues that should be addressed when measuring and evaluating consumer partnerships, and to inform the development of evaluation and monitoring plans for the Partnering with Consumers Standard.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to support health service organisations to provide safe and high-quality care for children using the framework of the NSQHS Standards *

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
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.

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.