For Health Service Organisations – the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard

The Commission has developed information about assessment to the NSQHS Standards and resources to support implementation of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

Information about assessment to the NSQHS Standards

Implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard is a requirement for all health service organisations assessed against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

Advisory AS18/12: Implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard describes the assessment requirements for Actions 1.23, 1.24, 1.27b, and 1.28a of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2019
Advisory

This purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for Actions 1.23, 1.24, 1.27b, and 1.28a of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

 

Assessor video – what you need to know about the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard

The Commission has developed a video for assessors about the requirements for health service organisations. 


 

Implementation resources

Use these resources to implement and promote the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard. 

Poster

  • 2018
    Poster or graphic

    A poster listing the nine evidence-based quality statements for safe and appropriate colonoscopy, from the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

  • 2021
    Poster or graphic

    More than 50% of bowel cancer cases are due to modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The Commission has developed this bowel cancer prevention poster which identifies actions that consumers can take to reduce their risk of bowel cancer and polyps.

Fact sheets

Video: What you need to know before you have a colonoscopy


Video: Interview with an expert Professor Anne Duggan, Co-chair of the Colonoscopy Topic Working Group

Referral and reporting templates

  • 2020
    Template, survey or form

    A referral template for clinicians when referring patients for consideration for a colonoscopy. The template outlines relevant required information to support decision-making as described in Quality Statement 1 of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

  • 2019
    Template, survey or form

    A colonoscopy report template suitable for use when reporting the results of a patient's colonoscopy to patients, referring GPs and other clinicians.

  • 2019
    Template, survey or form

    This resource provides guidance on the information a specialist should provide in the follow-up letter to a GP (and patient) when reporting a patient's colonoscopy results.

Consumer resources

User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation in Health Care

The Commission has developed a NSQHS Standards User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation in Health Care to support health service organisations implement Action 1.28 of the NSQHS Standards. The user guide explains how health services can work with their clinicians and use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care. It describes six key steps for implementing Action 1.28, includes practical case studies and provides a wide range of resources to support health services review clinical variation. 

Indicators

A set of indicators has been developed to assist with local implementation of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard. 

Find out more on the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard Indicators page. 

More information

If you have any questions about the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard please email ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au