analysis of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) in your organisation



You have been appointed to lead implementation of the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) in your organisation. Develop a proposal for senior management outlining how you will prepare your organisation in transitioning to the new Standards in order for your organisation to be assessed for accreditation against the new Standards in 2019. Your proposal should identify the implementation resources that you anticipate will be needed during the transition process and an analysis of how you will evaluate your organisation’s readiness for accreditation. The second edition Standards and resources are available here:

Suggested references: (New page for Reference list and double space between each reference)

Cochrane, D. (2014). Securing patient safety through quality assurance in a mixed economy of healthcare: The role of accreditation. Clinical Risk 20(4), 82 – 89.

Duckett, S., Beaumont, M., Bell, G., Gunn, J., Murphy, A., Wilson, R. & Crowley, T. (2015). Leading change in primary care: Boards of primary health networks can help improve the Australian health care system. Available from:

Greenfield, D., Hinchcliff. R., Hogden, A., Mumford, V., Debono, D., Pawsey, M., Westbrook, J. & Braithwaite, J. (2016). A hybrid health service accreditation program model incorporating mandated standards and continuous improvement: interview study of multiple stakeholders in Australian health care. International Journal of Health Planning Management, 31, E116 – E130. Also available online – search using article title.

Joshi et al., 2014

Smits, H., Supachutikul, A. & Mate, K. S. (2014). Hospital accreditation: lessons from low- and middle-income countries. Globalization and Health, 10(1), 65. Available from:


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