Assessors in Focus: Leanne Boyd

19 October 2023

QIP proudly introduces Leanne Boyd, a newly certified assessor and former Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer. With extensive experience, Leanne emphasises quality and continuous improvement in healthcare services, sharing insights on accreditation.

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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…


QIP congratulates Carers QLD: first organisation in Australia to achieve QIP Safeguarding Accreditation

25 August 2022

Chair of QIP, Gary Smith congratulated Carers Queensland for being the first organisation in Australia to achieve accreditation against the pilot edition of QIP’s newly developed QIP Standards for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults. In presenting the Certificate of Accreditation to Carers Queensland Chair, Jim Toohey, Mr Smith said QIP’s Safeguarding Accreditation Program is Australia’s…


Meet Taryn! Inaugural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program Intern

04 August 2022

Earlier this year the AGPAL Group of Companies was excited to welcome our inaugural intern, Taryn Anno as part of our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program in consultation with AFL SportsReady. In celebration of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (4 August), Taryn has taken the time to share information about…