Starting July 2023, mandatory short notice assessments have replaced the previously announced assessments for all health service organisations undergoing evaluation against the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (NSQHS) Standards.
This change is aimed at improving the reliability of the accreditation processes, reflecting day-to-day practices, identifying possible gaps and helping organisations to improve safety and quality systems.
What does this mean for your health service organisation?
Previously, organisations were granted substantial preparation time, often up to six months, to prepare for audits. However, the landscape has shifted. Now, they must fully comply with the requirements of the NSQHS Standards for clinical and corporate service provision and have processes in place to demonstrate compliance at any time.
It is important to highlight that the short notice assessment requirement is also in place for the Aged Care Quality Standards and looks like setting the trend for other assessment processes in the future.
How we can help you.
The LogiqcQMS platform offers several valuable features to help you adapt to these new requirements.
Where the evidence report for the NSQHS standards has been set up in a client’s Accreditation register, the platform offers real-time reporting. This feature provides a significant advantage, enabling you to generate an evidence report for auditors at any time, 24/7. As a result, your organisation is always prepared, regardless of the notice period provided.
Free User Licences
In support of the audit process, we provide two (2) complimentary User Licences for your audit team. This is particularly valuable for remote audits, enabling smooth collaboration and information sharing within the team.
To ensure your team can maximise the benefits of our system, we also provide free training sessions for the auditors on how to access and navigate the Accreditation register.
Rely on Logiqc to guide you through the shifting audit and accreditation landscape. Get in touch with our knowledgeable team for more information and assistance.