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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality Health Care consultations



The Department of Social Services has funded the Commission to use the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and other potential mechanisms to provide the basis for nationally coordinated improvement in the care of patients with cognitive impairment in acute care.

There are two phases to the project. Firstly, a draft handbook will be developed to guide services in improving care of people with cognitive impairment within the context of the NSQHS Standards. The Commission will then consult extensively on the draft handbook between October and December 2013 and, subject to approval, will release the final handbook in early 2014. Secondly, in the event there are safety and quality issues that have not been adequately addressed within the NSQHS standards, consideration will be given to possible solutions to address these issues.

The consultation forums will be held for both health care providers and health care consumers in all states and territories between October and December 2013.

Consultation forum schedule:


Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Level 7, 1 Oxford Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9126 3600
Fax: (02) 9126 3613

NSQHS Standards contact

Further information about the draft handbook:
Project Team
Ph: (02) 9126 3648


Last updated: 8 November 2013
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