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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).

2017
Publication, report or update
2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Actions 8.5, 8.6 b, c, d and e and 8.12 that health service organisations must undertake to demonstrate work towards establishing effective processes for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state.

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
Publication, report or update

Updated review of peer-reviewed and grey literature on mental state deterioration published since the completion of Recognising Signs of Deterioration in a Person's Mental State: Final Report.

2018
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.
2018
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.

2018
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.