The Primary and Community Healthcare Standards have been developed to support safety and quality improvements in the primary and community healthcare sector. They have been developed through extensive consultation with consumers, healthcare providers and services, professional and peak bodies, Primary Health Networks and other representatives of the sector. Results of consultations are summarised below.
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) address some of the key themes of questions received in the lead up to the launch of the Primary and Community Healthcare Standards, on 12 October 2021.
The National Safety and Quality Primary and Community Healthcare Standards (Primary and Community Healthcare Standards) aim to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health care delivered.