Applying the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards conference is an essential opportunity for delegates to engage with leading health services, hear lessons learned from hospitals accredited against the 2nd Edition and learn how you can make the most out of your preparation for assessments from expert assessors in the sector.
What will you gain by attending?
- Feedback from health services who have already undergone accreditation
- Insights into how hospitals are preparing for accreditation against the 2nd Edition of the standards in 2019
- Tips on how to lead hospital wide culture change for improved quality
- Case studies from health services on how to develop better consumer partnerships
- Strategies to adapt processes & develop plans to improve comprehensive care
- Expert advice on how to identify, collect & manage the right evidence
Who will attend?
Chief Medical Officers, Executive Leaders, Directors and Managers from Public and Private Hospitals, LHDs/LHNs, and other Health Services with responsibilities for:
- Clinical Governance
- Clinical Risk
- Patient Safety
Attend to learn:
- Strengthen leadership & effectively engage staff for continuous quality improvement
- Develop strategies for better consumer partnerships
- Identify tools & frameworks to meet the challenges of comprehensive care
- Collect evidence & prepare reports for audits & accreditation
Associate Professor Luis Prado joined Epworth HealthCare in 2016 as the Group Director Medical Services. Previously he was the Director of the Medical Services at the Wesley Hospital, Brisbane since 2004, as well as the Chief Medical Officer for Uniting Care Health. For over twenty years he has held a number of senior medical administrator roles across Queensland Health and in the private healthcare sector. He has also served as a medical officer with the Australian Regular Army, including deployments to the Western Sahara and Solomon Islands and commanded the 11th Medical Company at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, and is a Major in Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. As Executive Director Academic and Medical Services, Luis will be responsible for the medical education, research and medical workforce portfolios. In his role as Chief Medical Officer, he will be the professional lead for medical practitioners across Epworth and will work closely with all clinicians in strengthening the Epworth clinical governance framework to deliver safe high quality patient care. Luis is excited about the opportunities and future directions for medical services and education/research at Epworth.
Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care
Russell McGowan is a bone marrow transplant survivor who has been active in the healthcare consumer movement since the early 1990s and is now retired from the workforce on health grounds. His working life had included teaching, field work, program management and policy development, mainly involving employment, education and training programs for indigenous people. Russell lives in Canberra and participates in numerous community and consumer healthcare organisations in the ACT. He served as President of the Health Care Consumers Association of the ACT for ten years and as Deputy Chair of the ACT Health Council. As well as acting as a Consumer Lead within the ACT Health Directorate on national standards he continues to advise the Safety and Quality Commission on standards for pricing safety and quality, utilising ehealth and partnering with consumers. He is also Chair of the NSW/ACT State Advisory Committee of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Nationally he serves on the Board of the Public Health Association of Australia and as Secretary of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance.
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Filomena Ciavarella is the Executive Director Strategy, Quality and Improvement at The Royal Children’s Hospital, with responsibility for strategy and improvement, risk and information management (incorporating health information services and decision support), the RCH Education Institute, Centre for Child and Community Health and Centre for Adolescent Health In this role, Filomena partners with staff on strategic planning, quality and improvement initiatives that help support the delivery of Great Care. With a clinical background in Nuclear Medicine, Filomena has more than 20 years’ experience in the public health sector, and has worked in senior quality, safety, improvement and risk management roles in both adult and specialty health services, including Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Monash Health, Austin Health and more recently at Mercy Health. Filomena has been a past recipient of a Premiers Healthcare Award for the work she led at Austin Health to reduce staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias.
Gosford Private Hospital
Jen was appointed as the Director of Clinical Services at Gosford Private in 2017. She has more than a decade of experience at the hospital, having previously been employed as a Registered Nurse, then as the Surgical Nurse Unit Manager from 2007-17.
BioClinical Services has developed an Australian cloud based service. This allows your hospital to ensure its compliance to the Australian Standards that mandate all staff have access to the manufacturers surgical equipment Cleaning / Sterilisation Instructions (AS4187) as well as the Medical Equipment Directions for Use (AS 2500) at the point of care.
This time-consuming administrative task is a NHSQ 2nd Edition Accreditation requirement which can only be fully implemented via your hospitals intranet via a secure link to the Clinical Equipment User Manual Library.
https://www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au/ – Click on the “Tools” TAB for access.
The Library is currently used by more than 200 organisations including Austin Healthcare, Ballarat Health, NSW Health Support Services and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust to name a few.
This service ensures there is no increase in your teams workload and our searchable library allows your Educators to target tech savvy staff to support this initiative.
What People Are Saying
“All presenters focused on the ‘need to know about transitioning to NSQHS Edition 2’ in relation to their presentation topic and provided me with simple and effective tips to use in the workplace.”Services Director, South West Hospital & Health Service
Date: 5 Oct 2018 By: Ash Natesh
What our delegates gained from attending the conference? • Ideas to strengthen clinical governance and quality assurance structures• Strategies on how to build a culture of continuous quality improvement across yourhealth organisation• Case studies from leading hospitals on partnering with consumers• In-depth look at how to tackle comprehensive care• Advice from expert auditors on how …
Date: 19 Jul 2018 By: Tim Tran
The recent national conference on Implementing the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards was a great success, with over 100 attendees from across Australia coming together to learn, network, and discuss practical strategies, with advice from leading hospitals and experienced surveyors. Highlights from the conference: Associate Professor Andrew Wilson from Safer Care Victoria opened the …
NSQHS: Do you ever feel like you’re in a hamster wheel, running but never reaching your destination?Date: 2 Mar 2016 By: Nick May
Nick May is an experienced Nurse Educator based at Royal Perth Hospital in WA. Like many, I periodically get frustrated when, faced with the latest problem, I am directed to “Go and educate everyone about XXX”. When it comes to complex problems – like preventing hospital-acquired blood-stream infections – is education just a convenient box that, …
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