National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care (NSQPHC) Standards

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is developing the National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care (NSQPHC) Standards for non-general practice and non-public primary health care providers.

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Consultation process

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has finalised this round of consultation on the development of National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care (NSQPHC) Standards for primary health care providers.

Primary health care services (e.g. private allied health providers and consumers) were invited to participate in this process. 

The initial consultation process closed on 31 July 2019. Consultations were held throughout Australia from May to July 2019, and involved 20 face-to-face workshops, three online workshops and an online survey for services and consumers. The Commission heard from over 211 primary health care providers and 105 consumers.

The Commission is collating the findings to develop draft NSQPHC Standards which will be released for consultation in early 2020. The Commission will undertake another consultation process and invite stakeholders to comment. Please subscribe to the Commission's Primary Care newsletter to stay updated.

Overview

In 2017, the Commission conducted a consultation process on the Consultation Report – Patient safety and quality improvement in primary health care. The findings are summarised in the Consultation Report Patient Safety and quality improvement in primary health care July 2018.

Analysis of the feedback received through the consultation process identified that a majority of respondents were supportive of the Commission developing the NSQPHC Standards. Consultations on the NSQPHC Standards commenced in May 2019.

Online consultation survey

The online survey has closed. 

Workshops

All face to face and online workshops have finished. Workshops were scheduled in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broken Hill, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. 

Contact us

For enquiries, please contact the Advice Line on 1800 304 056 or email at accreditation@safetyandquality.gov.au    

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