As an approve Accreditation Agency for the National Safety and Quality In Health Care Standards we are pleased to share with you the NSQHS Standards Monitoring Tool for Hospitals, developed and provided by The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission).

This Monitoring tool is another in the series of resources developed by the Commission to assist with the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

The tool is in the form of an excel spreadsheet that allows you to track your organisation’s progress in implementing each Standard. It can be used together with the Hospital Accreditation Workbook, October 2012 and each of the 10 Safety and Quality Improvement Guides to prepare for accreditation.

The NSQHS Standards Monitoring Tool for Hospitals is now available in both Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 version on the Commission’s website.

This is Version 1 of the monitoring tool. The Commision welcome your comments and suggestions for improvement of the tool via email at accreditation@safetyandquality.gov.au A review of comments on the tool will occur in June 2013.

Please contact the Commision’s Advice Line on 1800 304 056 if you would like to discuss the use of the tool or other matters related to the implementation of the NSQHS Standards.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care are acknowledge and thanked for the provision of text, attachments and content of this article.