In September 2011 the Health Ministers endorsed the NS&QHS. Now the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is now seeking comment on draft guides and resources that have been prepared to support health services better understand what is required to meet the NSQHS Standards.

The aim of the NSQHS Standards is to improve the safety and quality of care for patients and provide a clear statement about the level of care consumers can expect from health services including Hospitals Day Procedures Services and Dental Practices.

To view the proposed resources and information on how to make a submission please go to the Commission’s website prior to COB Thursday 15 December 2011.

The Commission will also run a pilot study of the guides with a number of health services who will be required to undertake a self-assessment using the NSQHS Standards. The services will then give feedback to the Commission about the content and format of the guides.

For more information about making a submissions please contact the Commission either by email to or call (02) 9126 3600.