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MARGARET BANKS

 

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The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards - What we have learnt from the implementation of the first edition and new aspects of the second edition

Launched originally in 2011 by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards aim to protect the public from harm and improve the safety and quality of health care provided across Australia.

In this session Margaret Banks, the Director of the National Standards Program at the Commission, will provide an overview of the impact of the first edition of the NSQHS Standards. She will also cover development and intent of the second edition of the NSQHS Standards and the resources being developed to support their implementation.

Assessment to the NSQHS Standards (second edition) will commence in January 2019. There are to be significant changes to the processes of accreditation with the introduction of these Standards, which Margaret will outline.

Margaret Banks will share her knowledge and experience in the development of the NSQHS Standards, discussing what this will mean for organisations undergoing accreditation.

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MARGARET BANKS - BIO

Margaret Banks has worked as the Senior Program Director with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care since July 2006. In this time she has worked with stakeholders, consumers and jurisdictions on the development of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and a program of systematic accreditation reform for the implementation of the NSQHS Standards.  Most recently, the focus has been on the development of version 2 of the NSQHS Standards.

Prior to this appointment Margaret worked with the Department of Health and Ageing, the Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee and the NSW Health Department on matters relating to workforce. She has also worked as a physiotherapist for 9 years in both Australia and Papua New Guinea, and held an Adjunct Professorship with the University of Technology Sydney.

 

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