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Previous editions

Commission update e-newsletter, September 2018 (HTML)

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2017 (PDF 1MB) (HTML)

Commission update e-newsletter, October 2017 (PDF 2MB) (HTML)

Commission update e-newsletter, July 2017 (PDF 4MB) (HTML)

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2017 (PDF 987KB) (HTML)

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2016 (PDF 3MB) (HTML)

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • New online interactive atlas
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard
  • National roundtable on reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotics in older people
  • National Model Clinical Governance Framework
  • Supporting patient decision making about antibiotic use
  • Improving patient-clinician communication at transitions of care
  • Updated specification for the hospital-acquired complications list
  • Vital Signs
  • Annual Report 2015-16

Commission update e-newsletter, September 2016 (PDF 933KB) (HTML)

  • New Clinical Care Standard on hip fracture care
  • National General Practice Accreditation Scheme
  • New PBS Hospital Medication Chart
  • Specifications released for the first national hospital-acquired complications list
  • The Commission’s work with the Australian Digital Health Agency
  • A patient safety and quality improvement framework for primary care
  • Delirium Clinical Care Standard
  • Dementia Awareness Month
  • New Board members

Commission update e-newsletter, June 2016 (PDF 2MB) (HTML)

  • Antimicrobial use and resistance
  • Version 2 of the NSQHS Standards
  • Acute Stroke Case for Improvement
  • End-of-life essentials: education for acute hospitals
  • 2016 Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
  • Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
  • DIP 4 Kids

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2016 (PDF 373KB) (HTML)

  • Complete Our Website Survey
  • Caring for Cognitive Impairment
  • End-of-life care and the NSQHS Standards – fact sheet
  • Knee Pain
  • Guide to the NSQHS Standards for community health services
  • Patient Blood Management
  • National Standard for User-applied Labelling of Injectable Medicines, Fluids and Lines

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2015 (PDF 1MB) (HTML)

  • Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
  • Antimicrobial Usage and Prescribing
  • Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard
  • NSQHS Standards Guide for Dental Practices and Services
  • Guide to the NSQHS Standards for health service boards
  • Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care
  • Health Literacy
  • CT scans and children
  • Annual Report and Vital Signs

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2015 (PDF 334KB) (HTML)

  • Hospital mortality indicators: A guide for Boards and Chief Executives
  • Consultation: NSQHS Standards Guide for Dental Practices and Services
  • Improving care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in hospital
  • NEW APP A better way to care: Actions for clinicians
  • Expert advisory group investigating appropriate management of knee pain
  • Hip Fracture and Delirium Clinical Care Standards

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2014 (PDF 334KB) (HTML)

  • Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard
  • A better way to care for patients with cognitive impairment in hospital
  • National Quality Use of Medicines Indicators for Australian Hospitals
  • Expressions of Interest: The National Patient Blood Management Collaborative
  • Guide for health service organisations boards implementing the NSQHS Standards
  • National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey – still open
  • Christmas and New Year operating hours

Antibiotic Awareness Week e-newsletter, November 2014 (PDF 314KB) (HTML)

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week, 17-23 November 2014
  • New video presentations for Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014
  • Global twitter chat
  • National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
  • Resources for Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week partners

Commission update e-newsletter, October 2014 (PDF 432KB) (HTML)

  • Shared Decision Making Symposium – now online
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014 resources now available
  • National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey 2014 now open
  • Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
  • Hospital Mortality Indicators Literature Review, Case Studies and Appendices
  • Vital Signs 2014: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care
  • Annual Report 2013/14

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2014 (PDF 60KB) (HTML)

  • Health literacy in Australia
  • Training and competencies for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
  • Professor John Turnidge appointed to lead program for national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic usage
  • Improving safety and providing high quality care for people with cognitive impairment in hospitals
  • Australian Open Disclosure Framework endorsed by health ministers
  • Consultation on the Draft National Consensus Statement on End-of-Life Care in Acute Hospitals

Antibiotic Awareness Week e-newsletter, 18 November 2013 (PDF 108KB) (HTML)

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2013
  • The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer discuss antibiotic resistance in Australia
  • National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
  • Activities for Antibiotic Awareness Week 2013
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week partners

Commission update e-newsletter, November 2013 (PDF 98KB) (HTML)

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2013
  • National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
  • Online presentations from international experts in safety and quality in health care
  • Improving the management of cognitive impairment
  • Vital Signs 2013: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care
  • Annual Report 2012/13
  • Reducing preventable harm from sepsis
  • Healthscope and Bupa announce landmark agreement on quality healthcare outcomes

Commission update e-newsletter, September 2013 (PDF 96KB) (HTML)

  • NSQHS Standards Guide for Small Hospitals
  • NSQHS Standards network meetings
  • Get it right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History – training video
  • End-of-life care in acute hospitals

Commission Update Newsletter #18, June 2013

  • Commission welcomes new Board appointments
  • Clinical Care Standards
  • First health services achieve accreditation to NSQHS Standards
  • OECD Medical Practice Variations project – Australian participation
  • Venous Thromboembolism prevention and the National Inpatient Medication Chart
  • Commission raises funds to support indigenous midwives

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #17 December 2012

  • Support for Health Services Implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Annual Report 2011/2012
  • Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • Call 1800 304 056 for the National Safety and Quality Accreditation Advice Centre
  • The National Residential Medication Chart
  • Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care
  • Clinical Care Standards
  • Update on the Review of the Open Disclosure Standards
  • Health Literacy in Australia

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #16 August 2012

  • Health Ministers Endorse Work Plan and Safety and Quality Goals
  • Support for health services in the transition to the new Accreditation Scheme
  • Program Updates
  • OECD Medical Variation Practice Study
  • Consultation on a new National Open Disclosure Standard
  • Health Literacy Seminar a Success
  • International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams
  • Permanent Board Appointments

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #15 December 2011

  • Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care
  • Antimicrobial Surveillance Implementation Guides
  • National Medication Management Plan
  • Central line Associated Bloodstream Infection in Intensive Care Units
  • Safety in e-Health
  • National Roundtable on Patient Experience, 8 December 2011
  • Commencement of a Health Literacy Stocktake

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #14 August 2011

  • Patient-Centred Care
  • Accreditation Update
  • Working with National e-Health Transition Authority
  • Review of the National Open Disclosure Standard
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals
  • Information Strategy Update
  • Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Resource Centre
  • Medication Safety Update

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #13 April 2011

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals
  • Accreditation Update
  • TallMan Lettering
  • External Evaluation of the National Clinical Handover Initiative Pilot Program
  • ACSQHC On the Radar
  • ACSQHC Legislation Announcement