The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) specifies that all licenced day procedure services and hospitals must be accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards as part of the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme.
Day procedure services are accredited against the NSQHS Standards (second edition) since 1 January 2019.
Part of the AGPAL Group of Companies, QIP brings together a comprehensive combination of history, expertise, experience and knowledge from delivering accreditation services and support to primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare organisations across Australia.
This unique insight has allowed us to create innovative software solutions, resources, tools, education and training, and personalised support offerings to make accreditation with QIP and positive and quality-focused experience.
QIP is one of a select few organisations approved by the Commission to provide accreditation against the NSQHS Standards (second edition).
QIP is dedicated to supporting day procedure services to achieve better outcomes for their patients and staff through effective risk management, and safety and quality systems.
A quality approach to accreditation with QIP
QIP’s support systems and assessment processes allow day procedure services to use accreditation as a mechanism to drive continuous quality improvement to enhance their levels of high-quality patient care and safety. Our team is available to guide day procedure services through the NSQHS Standards and evidence requirements to ensure their accreditation experience is a positive one.
QIP accreditation supports day procedure services to reassure patients of their high levels of safety, quality of care and service provision while adhering to national minimum benchmarks. It also ensures day procedure services meet State and Territory jurisdictional requirements for accreditation, related to licencing of day procedure units, and the accreditation requirements of private health funds.
Recognising the importance of ongoing professional development, in addition to QIP’s client benefits listed below, we are also proud to offer QIP hospital clients exclusive access to a Nursing Scholarship with the University of Tasmania.
QIP client exclusive benefits
Recognising the importance of this and the key role healthcare workers play within health service organisations across Australia, QIP and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) are proud to provide H4F Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) Scholarships for eligible QIP clients.
This exclusive QIP client benefit with UTAS supports our shared commitment to assist in the development of a contemporary healthcare workforce by providing quality-focused workers an opportunity to develop their professional and clinical practice skills, at a heavily subsidised rate.
Benefits of accreditation
Reassures patients and the local community of a health services’ commitment to deliver quality-focused services and care.
Reduce business risk
Allows for ongoing review, monitoring & improvement of systems, processes & culture; enabling risk management & mitigation.
Educating and engaging a health service’s team in the process of quality improvement can build a culture of quality among staff.
Offers confidence to patients of the service delivery and care provided and can assist health services to meet regulatory requirements for funding incentives.
Reflects a health service’s commitment to continuous quality improvements in systems, processes, policies, culture, risk management and staff management.
Provides opportunities to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions to enhance patient care and service experiences.
How QIP supports organisations
QIP has trained QIP Client Liaison Teams on hand to answer any questions clients may have about their accreditation, certification or verification. With expert knowledge of each of the standards or frameworks, evidence requirements and the self-assessment process, QIP’s Client Liaison Teams provide clients with on-going advice throughout their cycle.
QIP’s accreditation hub
The QIP accreditation hub is an online platform tailored to each client’s individual accreditation timelines and framework requirements. It includes a personalised action plan, a resource library and a number of other features to support clients throughout their accreditation journey.
Access to AccreditationPro
QIP’s online self-assessment software, known as AccreditationPro, streamlines accreditation preparation by helping clients determine their organisation’s compliance with an applicable set of Standards.
Access to online resources and education
QIP’s online Education and Resource Library, provides clients with access to a range of practical, informative and customisable resources to support organisations in complying with the relevant industry Standards.
Regular news and e-newsletters
Stay up-to-date with industry and organisational news, helpful tips and your standards information with QIP communications including periodical e-newsletters advising of any changes to processes, systems, standards or evidence requirements are released.
Highly trained assessment teams
QIP’s Assessors are highly trained and qualified peer assessors who work across the Australian health, community and human services sectors. Our team will share their knowledge and support organisations through the accreditation assessment.
Celebrating the achievement of accreditation
Achieving QIP accreditation takes dedication, team work and a commitment to continuous quality improvement. When organisations achieve their accredited, certificated or verified status, they are provided with their own 'Promotional Toolkit' filled with a number of materials to celebrate and promote this achievement.
The QIP Accredited Symbol is one way consumers and local community can be reassured that an organisation has been recognised for their commitment to delivering a safe and quality-focused service.