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2021
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to standardise processes across accrediting agencies for liaising with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) regarding applications for an extension of a general practice’s accreditation expiry.

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.

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 the draft Severe Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard, integrated care, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, whistleblowers, the “weekend effect” and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal of Patient Experience and the American Journal of Medical Quality, 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 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.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on women’s health, human rights, general practice, mental health, culture, medication safety, clinical quality registries  and more.

Also covered are new issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Health Affairs, and BMJ Leader, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from NICE and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on the Australian Register of Clinical Registries, general practice, communication, costs, alarms, overdiagnosis, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Healthcare Quarterly, Australian Health Review, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, racism, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney care, General Practice Pharmacists, quality, unplanned readmissions and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, The Journal for Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Quarterly and Health Affairs 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 NICE.

2020
Newsletter

On the Radar Issue 472 is now available at https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/publications-and-resources/resource-library/radar-issue-472

This issue includes items on COVID-19, antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship, general practice, hospital in the home, virtual hospitals, teamwork, clinical registries and more.

Also covered are the latest issues the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management and Health Affairs along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19 (including COVID-19 infection prevention and control risk management), evidence-based interventions, access, medication adherence, patient feedback, primary care,

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Health Review, the American Journal of Medical Quality, Patient Experience Journal, Healthcare Quarterly and Health Affairs and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health.

2020
Other resource

This is the flowchart for the assessment process for the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, health literacy in children and youth, patient safety improvement, specialist referrals, Baby Friendly Health Initiative, supporting nurses and midwives, maternity care, accreditation and rights, rapid response teams, digital health and more

Also covered are latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Australian Health Review, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health and the latest from the UK’s NIHR.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Fact sheet 1: Overview of the National General Practice Accreditation (NGPA) Scheme 

2021
Job advertisement

The Senior Project Officer, General Practice and Primary Care will be responsible for leading the work on coordinating the implementation of the NGPA Scheme as well as contributing to broader activities to support the National Standards Program to:

  • Provide ongoing support and resource development for health services implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Develop the National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care Standards and resources to support implementation of the standards.

Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate:

  1. Excellent policy development and project management experience relevant to safety and quality in health care, particularly in general practice and the primary care sector
  2. Demonstrated high level research and analytical skills
  3. Demonstrated excellent writing skills, including the ability to write high quality documents for a variety of audiences and in different formats
  4. Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, in particular, an excellent ability to consult and negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  5. A high level of knowledge and comprehensive understanding of key safety and quality issues relevant to health care in particular the primary care sector
  6. Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply. Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks (02) 9126 3684 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday, 10 March 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.