Consultations – Clinical Care Standards

National consultation on clinical care standards

Consultation is now open for two clinical care standards - the Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard and the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard. Find out how to provide feedback here.

What are clinical care standards?

A clinical care standard plays an important role in guiding the delivery of appropriate care. They contain a small number of statements describing the care that a patient should be offered for a specific clinical condition, regardless of where they are treated in Australia.

To help health care providers and local health services monitor how well they implement the care described in the clinical care standard, a set of indicators are included. The final set of indicators will be accompanied by specifications to support consistent data collection.

There are currently two standards out for consultation. 


Sepsis Clinical Care Standard - Consultation

The Commission welcomes comments on the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard consultation materials below.  

Comments can be provided via online survey or by written submission. The consultation period will close at 11:59pm 30 September 2021.

Written submissions should address the consultation questions. The response should be titled ‘Sepsis Clinical Care Standard Public Consultation’ and emailed to ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au

To help prepare your response to the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard, you can refer to the list of consultation questions.

  • 2021
    Publication, report or update

    This complete version of the consultation draft Sepsis Clinical Care Standard includes background to developmentIt provides descriptions of what each quality statement means for consumers, clinicians, and health service organisations, as well as indicators for local monitoring and supporting evidence.

  • 2021
    Fact sheet or brochure

    This document describes each of the eight quality statements in the consultation draft Sepsis Clinical Care Standard and what they mean for consumers with sepsis.

  • 2021
    Fact sheet or brochure

    Describes each of the quality statements in the consultation draft Sepsis Clinical Care Standard for clinicians involved in the care of patients with sepsis. 

  • 2021
    Publication, report or update

    The quality statements for the Sepsis Clinical Care Standard are based on best available evidence and guideline recommendations at the time of development. This summary describes the relevance of each evidence source to the quality statements.


Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard - Consultation

The Commission welcomes comments on the consultation materials below. 

Comments can be provided via online survey or by written submission. The consultation period will close at 11:59pm Monday 4 October 2021.

Written submissions should address the consultation questions. The response should be titled ‘Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard Public Consultation’ and emailed to ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au

To help prepare your response to the Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard, you can refer to the list of consultation questions.


Outcome of consultations

Following public consultation, the Commission will review all comments and use this analysis to finalise the draft clinical care standards.

A consultation report summarising the findings of this survey may potentially be published on the Commission’s website. The details of responding organisations and responses verbatim would be published in this report; however, no individual personal information will be reported. Please refer to the Commission’s privacy policy.

Further information

If you have any questions or require further information about the draft Sepsis Clinical Care Standard or the Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard, please contact: ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au.

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