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. 

Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard Checklist for Health Service Organisations

Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard Gap Analysis

2020
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

This Gap Analysis tool developed by Julie Furlan from Darwin Private Hospital will assist organisations to understand what gaps exist in their current work flows, policies and procedures to enable the implementation of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

Certification and re-certification of colonoscopists

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

2018
Fact sheet or brochure

A fact sheet for clinicians outlining the safe and appropriate use of colonoscopy to maximise patients' benefits from the procedure and reduce the risk of harm.

Consumer resources

2018
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides useful information on each step of a colonoscopy procedure from referral to post-procedure report.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

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

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.

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.