Transitioning to the New National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

The NSQHS Standards (second edition) have been endorsed by health ministers and will be launched in November 2017.

Assessment to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) will begin from 1 January 2019. Health service organisations will be informed of the transition arrangements for accreditation well in advance of implementation.

To support the transition from the NSQHS Standards (1st ed.) to the NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.), the Commission has developed nine fact sheets. The summary fact sheet provides an overview of the second edition of the Standards and the remaining eight fact sheets outline key concepts of each standard.

The fact sheets are now available on the Commission’s website.

The Commission is also developing electronic monitoring tools for the NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.) similar to those developed for the first edition. If you are interested in piloting these monitoring tools for your health service organisation, please email NSQHSStandards@safetyandquality.gov.au to advise of your interest.

To stay up to date on the NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.), the release of documents, and future consultations, sign up to NSQHS Standards lists here.


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