National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards were developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, to drive the implementation of safety and quality systems and improve the quality of health care in Australia.  

The 10 NSQHS Standards provide a nationally consistent statement about the level of care consumers can expect from health service organisations.

The Clinical Excellence Commission has prepared information on resources that are available to NSW public health services for their assessment against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Each of the ten National Standards listed in the page navigation links to a page that lists the criteria and actions for that Standard and the available resources. A link is provided to information that will assist health services preparing for assessment against the National Standards.

This website will be regularly updated as resources are revised and new resources are added.

Accrediting Agency Agreement

The Accrediting Agency Agreement is to be used by Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks when engaging approved accrediting agencies to undertake accreditation assessment of NSW public health services.

Short Notice Assessments

Short Notice Assessments are an alternative methodology to announced assessments for undergoing accreditation to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.  The following information has been provided for facilities in NSW.

Supporting Resources