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2020
Other resource

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

2020
Publication, report or update

The Corporate Plan 2020-21 outlines the strategic planning activities of the Commission and reports on the key performance indicators and performance targets.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, health technology assessments, quality of care, post-pandemic health care and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Journal of Patient Safety and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health along with the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2020
Spreadsheet or data set

List of Topic Working Group members for the Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard.  

Updated August 2020.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Last updated 21 August 2020

2020
Publication, report or update

This report provides the latest update report for data submitted to CARAlert for the reporting period: 1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020, and complements previous analyses of and updates on CARAlert data.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Date of revision: 25 August 2020

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet includes information for clinicians about informed consent in health care. 

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, post-pandemic health care, Aboriginal health, co-production, patient-centred care, medication errors in the ICU, safety culture, review methodologies, and more

Also covered are the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health along with the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR.

2020
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

This resource has been developed to assist hospitals participating in the NSMC National Audit.

2020
Other resource

Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety was made the 10th National Health Priority Area in 2019 by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council. This discussion paper has been developed to support public consultation for the national baseline report on Quality Use of Medicines and Medicines Safety. Phase 1 of the report focuses on polypharmacy, use of antipsychotic medicines and transitions of care in the aged care setting.

2020
Job advertisement

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) program supports the Commission’s work on the National Quality and Safety Health Service (NSQHS) Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard, and coordination of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI). This includes development of national policies, guidelines and strategies to respond to HAI and promote effective antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and effective use of AURA data for HAI programs, and other patient safety initiatives to prevent and control antimicrobial resistance and HAI.

The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for the development of resources to support implementation of the NSQHS Standards (2nd edition), the implementation of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, the NHHI, as well as contributing to broader activities to support the AURA and IPC/HAI program. This will include undertaking research and analysis of information, project management, policy development, stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, preparation of project documentation and collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission.

For full position description and applicant pack please see link below. Applications that do not address the candidates suitability against the position description and selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications should be emailed to ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Kathy Meleady on (02) 9126 3640 to further discuss this role.

Applications are due by midnight, Sunday 27 September 2020

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, artificial intelligence in health care, clinical analytics, aged care, medication safety, and more

Also covered are latest issues of Public Health Research & Practice, Journal for Healthcare Quality 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, informed consent (a new factsheet for clinicians), the economics of patient safety in long term care, governance for patient safety, sepsis, patient safety, harm, smart pumps and more

Also covered are latest issues of the American Journal of Medical Quality and the Journal of Health Services & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2020
Poster or graphic

The Antimicrobial Medicines Dispensing from 2013–14 to 2017–18 report is the first analysis to probe antimicrobial prescribing at every level over five years – national, state and territory, Primary Health Network (PHN) and local area.  It is available in interactive format.

This infographic outlines key highlights from the report.

Updated 23 September 2020

2018
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool