Submission: Draft guide for primary and community healthcare standards February 2023

Osteopathy Australia Submission to the Australian Commission on the Safety and Quality Healthcare's guide for the Primary & Community Health Care Standards

The Australian Commission for Safety and Quality Healthcare recently held a public consultation on the draft guide for Primary and Community Healthcare Standards (The Guide). The Guide is a tool developed by the commission to assist practices and individuals undertaking the implementation and accreditation to the Primary and Community Healthcare Standards.

Osteopathy Australia supports the development and use of the Guide however made recommendations on its content and useability. These recommendations include:

  • ensuring all healthcare facility sizes are represented not just larger clinics,
  • the development of other resources and templates for use,
  • information on how the Commission will ensure accreditation consistency across accrediting agencies
  • information on how to apply for ‘not applicable’ actions

See the full submission: Draft Guide for Primary and Community Healthcare Standards Submission February 2023