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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.

2018
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this report is to outline the processes used by the Commission to obtain feedback from the primary health care sector and a summary of the feedback that was received.

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).

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.

2012
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on governance for safety and quality in health service organisation in the NSQHS Standards (first edition).

2012
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on partnering with consumers in the NSQHS Standards (first edition).

2012
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide organisations with a general summary of specific issues on medication safety in the NSQHS Standards (first edition).