Assessors in Focus: Rebecca Larcombe

02 November 2023

Meet Rebecca Larcombe, one of the latest additions to the team of trainee assessors at Quality Innovation Performance Limited ­­(QIP). With over 18 years of experience in the healthcare field spanning both Australian and UK public health systems, Rebecca brings a wealth of expertise in areas such as medication safety, antimicrobial stewardship, management and research.…


Assessors in Focus: Jason Cirone

26 October 2023

Jason Cirone initially joined Quality Improvement Performance Limited (QIP) as an assessor in 2014, where he focused on small health services assessing against the CIC and HSS Standards, before transitioning to the National Standards in 2021. As the current Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO) at Northern Health in Victoria, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge,…


Assessors in Focus: Leanne Boyd

19 October 2023

Quality Innovative Performance Limited (QIP) is proud to introduce Leanne Boyd, a newly certified assessor whose extensive experience and dedication make her a valuable addition to our QIP Assessor Team. With over a decade of service as a Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Leanne has also taken on executive sponsorship roles for various National Standards,…

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Transitioning from NSQHS Standards to National Safety and Quality Primary and Community Healthcare Standards

27 September 2023

In October 2021, a significant shift occurred within Australian healthcare with the introduction of the National Safety and Quality Primary and Community Healthcare Standards (Primary and Community Healthcare Standards). These standards were launched to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health care delivered across primary and community settings. Developed by the…

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Honouring Frontline Heroes at the Queensland Community Impact Awards 2023

21 September 2023

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has unveiled the distinguished finalists for this year’s Queensland Community Impact Awards. We extend our warmest congratulations to all the nominees, whose collective efforts are bolstering our communities and fostering their growth. These Awards serve as a tribute and celebration of outstanding contributions within the community services sector,…

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Transforming Healthcare Accreditation: The Introduction of Short Notice Assessments

15 September 2023

In the pursuit of enhancing the quality of healthcare services, Australia’s Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme is introducing mandatory short notice assessments as part of the accreditation process. Aimed at hospitals and day procedure services, collectively known as health service organisations (HSOs), this approach seeks to bring about real-time evaluation and continued…

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Cosmetic Surgery Standards to Better Protect Patients

28 August 2023

With the exponential growth of cosmetic surgery in recent years, The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) is currently developing the National Safety and Quality Cosmetic Surgery Standards (Cosmetic Surgery Standards). The Cosmetic Surgery Standards have been developed for implementation in facilities where cosmetic surgery is performed, with the aim of…


Congratulations to the Diocese of Parramatta – Australia’s first Catholic organisation to achieve external safeguarding accreditation

14 March 2023

On Tuesday 7 March, AGPAL Group Chief Executive – Dr Tina Janamian, proudly joined key members of the Diocese of Parramatta and a number of parishioners to celebrate their achievement of accreditation against the QIP Safeguarding Standards for Children and Vulnerable Adults, Pilot Edition.


AGPAL Group appoints new CEO

31 January 2023

As part of the AGPAL Group of Companies, we’re excited to share our Board’s appointment of our new CEO, Adj. Associate Professor Tina Janamian. Adj. Associate Professor Tina Janamian is the successor of Dr Stephen Clark, who has served as our Group CEO for the past fifteen years.


The QIP Safeguarding Standards – supporting the aims of National Child Protection Week 2022

07 September 2022

This year’s National Child Protection Week (4-10 September 2022) shines a light on what we know about children growing up safe and supported, and asks ‘how can we translate that knowledge into action?’ We know: Children THRIVE when they grow up safe, connected, and supported in their family, community, and culture Children have the RIGHT…