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The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards were developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). They provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers should be able to expect from health services. The NSQHS Standards drive the implementation and use of safety and quality systems and improve the quality of health service provision in Australia.
Nucleus aims to assist Fellows and their staff to improve the safety and quality of care they provide in their clinics using the NSQHS Standards as a framework. NUCLEUS may be used as a Quality Improvement tool in its own right, or to assist Fellows in preparing the necessary documentation for accreditation against the NSQHS standards.
Accreditation and adherence to the standards is mandatory for licensed hospitals and day procedure services in Australia, but not currently for ophthalmology practices. RANZCO anticipates that this situation will change in the near future and is taking a proactive approach by promoting accreditation and assisting Fellows towards that goal.
If you would like more information, please contact either:
Monica Nation, Coordinator, Education via email
Simon Janda, Senior Manager - Education Standards via email.