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QIC Health and Community Service Standards 7th Edition (v1.1) launched

Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) is excited to announce the launch of the QIC Health and Community Service Standards 7th Edition (v1.1). The revised version leverages the strengths of the QIC Standards 7th Edition whilst filling in minor gaps, helping maximise organisation outcomes across the Australian community service sector and evolving it to a more contemporary structure.

Following consultation with community health organisations and QIP Assessors, QIP has launched a revised version of the QIC Standards; QIC Health and Community Service Standards 7th Edition (v1.1).

The QIC Standards support various health and community organisations to maximise continuous quality improvement opportunities by undertaking a ‘whole-of-organisation’ approach to assessment. Key areas of the QIC Standards support organisations in improving consumer and community engagement, diversity and cultural appropriateness, management systems, governance and service delivery.

To ensure currency and adaptability, the QIC Standards are continually reviewed in accordance with the QIC Standards Development and Review Policy and the Guidelines and Principles approved by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

Dr Stephen Clark, Group Chief Executive of QIP, said that the revised QIC Standards reflect current industry and global trends and are congruent to the environment within which community services operate.

“By taking on feedback from our clients and consulting community sector experts and social services agents during the reviewal process, the QIC Standards remain fit-for-purpose and beneficial for the sector.

“The revised version of the QIC Standards leverage off the strengths of the QIC Standards 7th Edition whilst filling in minor gaps, resulting in an efficient and relevant version. A key update of version 1.1 relates to Infection Management and Prevention requirements.

These updates will help maximise organisation outcomes across the Australian community services sector and help it evolve to a more contemporary structure.” said Dr Clark.

Currently, more than 300 organisations across Australia hold QIP accreditation against the QIC Standards.

The revised QIC Standards 7th Edition (v1.1) will support a wide range of community service and health organisations to increase the overall quality of their organisation. Achievement of QIP accreditation against the QIC Standards takes a commitment to quality improvement, teamwork, a drive to build organisational capacity and a focus on enhancing the provision of service and care for consumers.

For further information regarding QIP accreditation against the QIC Standards 7th Edition (v1.1), contact our team.

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