All Public and Private, Hospitals and
Day Procedure Centres in Australia are mandated to be Accredited to the National Safety &
Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards 2nd Ed. V.2 (2021). From July 2023, the Accreditation Assessments will be ‘short
notice assessment’. This process replaces the existing announced and
voluntary short notice assessments of Hospital and Day Procedure services. Assessors
will spend at least 75% of their time in clinical and operational areas.
How will this affect your Ward/Unit/Department?
What does this mean for you?
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed to
support Nurse Unit Managers and Nurse Managers in leadership roles at Ward,
Unit or Service level or in Safety & Quality roles to meet the national
safety and quality standards and ensure continuous improvement in patient-centred
Note: This workshop is relevant to
Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres only. This workshop does not address the
standards for Aged Care or General Practice.
the completion of the program participants will have developed skills and
knowledge to enable them to:
- Understand the recent changes to the Australian Health Services Safety & Quality Accreditation Scheme, and the National Safety & Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, 2nd Ed. version 2 (2021)
- Understand the Clinical Governance roles and responsibilities in the NSQHS Standards 2nd Edition as they apply at the Ward/Unit/Department level.
- Integrate safety and quality systems into normal business, consistent with the changes to the NSQHS Standards 2nd Edition.
- Ensure effective partnerships with consumers are in place at both the individual and department level.
- Use the information gained from normal business as evidence in the Short Notice Accreditation process.
Biography - Mrs Helen Eccles, RN, BHA, Grad
Cert PH, Grad Dip Ed, MN, FACN, Ass FACHSM
Helen Eccles has over 40 years' experience in
health care as a clinician, educator, manager, and director of clinical
services. Her health leadership roles include Executive, Director of
Nursing / Midwifery in public hospitals, Director of Learning and Development
and Healthcare Consultant.
Helen’s passions include promoting patient safety and quality through clinical
governance, partnering with consumers, evidence-based practice, innovative
leadership and management, creating an environment for professional growth and
Helen is an experienced Lead Assessor for the National Safety & Quality
Health Service (NSQHS) Standards with a wide variety of survey experience
across a range of healthcare settings. She is also an Educator and Faculty
Member of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Improvement
Academy. Helen is involved in the development and provision of
educational programs for both assessors and the healthcare industry in general.
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