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2021
Publication, report or update

This report outlines the findings and recommendations from the 2020 National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in health care, impact of administration on patient care, diagnosis, consent, incidental findings, medication safety and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality, Australian Journal of Primary Health, BMJ Leader, Nursing Leadership, Milbank Quarterly and Health Expectations along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Job advertisement

The Commission is seeking an EL1 Senior Project Officer for a period of 12 months to be responsible for a range of policy and program activities required across the program area including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of strategies and national guidance to support relevant components of the AURA Surveillance System
  • Undertaking project management activities including project planning and documentation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress of the project; providing recommendations about managing risk; identifying problems and proposing solutions.
  • Review, analyse and summarise published literature, websites, policy papers and other materials to prepare papers to inform clinical policy and program direction
  • Preparing high-quality written reports, briefs and other documents for a range of audiences on a range of complex healthcare issues.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

The Commission is an inclusive workplace and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination or judgement about their ancestry, age, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background and/or disability status.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Kathy Meleady (02) 9126 3640 to further discuss this role.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Thursday 22 July 2021. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, antibiotics/antimicrobials in aged care, antimicrobial stewardship in community and residential aged care, potentially preventable hospitalisations of people with intellectual disability, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care , Clinical Communiqué and Health Affairs along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2021
Publication, report or update

Labels for dispensed medicines are important for communicating medicine-related information to consumers and ensuring effective medicine use. The dispensed medicine label must include the essential information the consumer needs to take their medicines safely and effectively.

2021
Publication, report or update

This latest CARAlert Data Update includes data submitted to CARAlert between 1 March 2021 and 30 April 2021. This update provides useful information to support prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, infection prevention and control in aged care, maternity care, preterm births, informed consent, ageing populations, evidence-based practice, physiotherapy, patient complaints, staff reports, elective surgery cancellations, adverse events, emergency response driving and patient transport, and more.

Also covered are the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from Safer Care Victoria, the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, Aboriginal people’s experiences of hospital care (report), integrated care, preterm births, night surgery, low value care, shared decision making, engaging consumers, CALD communities, quality improvement partnerships, team care, medication safety in mental hospitals, electronic health records, low back pain and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality and Safety, Journal of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quarterly along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the requirements for the transition between the 2014 and the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standards.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirement for accrediting agencies to submit an annual declaration relating to conflicts of interest.

2021
Publication, report or update

This document outlines the public consultation process conducted on the draft Primary and Community Healthcare Standards, and summarises participation and the feedback received.

2021
Publication, report or update

The Primary and Community Healthcare Standards aim to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health care delivered by describing a nationally consistent framework, which all primary and community healthcare services can apply when delivering health care. Where implemented, patients can be confident that their healthcare service is committed to delivering and continuously improving the safety and quality of services.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the new National Standard for Labelling Dispensed Medicines, the new Delivering and Supporting Comprehensive End-of-life Care user guide, primary care harms, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for hospital care and for health care leaders, health information technology and medications, antibiotic overuse, antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTI), conceptualisation of  benefits of treatments, and more.

Also covered are the latest issue of Future Leaders Communiqué along with the latest online papers from International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR.

2018
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool