Dr Oliver Frank, a general practitioner and member of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care will present a session for general practitioners on the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard and the implementation resources available.
The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was developed following consultation and development of a national safety and quality model for colonoscopy (the safety and quality model). The development of a clinical care standard was an integral component of the safety and quality model.
The clinical care standard complements existing efforts that support care of patients undergoing colonoscopy for screening and diagnostic purposes, including state and territory-based initiatives. It is expected that colonoscopy will be provided by a health service organisation that has been assessed to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards). The NSQHS Standards require that all hospitals and day services providing colonoscopy in Australia are to be accredited to the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.