May 2017

AGPAL and QIP Conference 2018 – the countdown has begun!

The countdown has begun, only one year to go!

SAVE THE DATE for the AGPAL and QIP Conference, taking place in Melbourne from 17 to 19 May 2018.

Join us as we celebrate AGPALs 21st birthday, the release of the RACGP 5th edition Standards, QIC Standards 7th edition, plus much more!

Visit our official 2018 Conference website below to register your interest at

Consultation on resources to support the NSQHS Standards (second edition)

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback on draft resources to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) via public consultation until mid-to-late May 2017.

The Standards, along with drafted resources to assist with preparing for and implementing systems and processes for assessment against the Standards, are planned to be launched in November 2017 by the Commission. Assessments against the new edition of the Standards will commence in January 2019.

Draft resources and consultation dates

The consultation period closes on 19 May 2017 for the following resources:

NSQHS Standards (second edition) guide for hospitals

NSQHS Standards (second edition) accreditation workbook for hospitals

The consultation process closes on 24 May 2017 for the following resources:

NSQHS Standards (second edition) guide for day procedure services

NSQHS Standards (second edition) guide for multi-purpose services and small rural hospitals

Be sure to review the relevant documentation and provide your feedback to input into the development of the new Standards and associated resources.

For any queries relating to these documents of the review process, contact the NSQHS via:

P: 1800 304 056.

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