Public consultation on 3 new staffing quality indicators

Closes 5 Mar 2024

Opened 23 Jan 2024

Overview

Public consultation is now open on 3 new staffing quality indicators for the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program. Read the consultation paper, submit your feedback and get involved in co-design workshops.

The new quality will increase the Quality Indicator Program for residential aged care from 11 to 14 indicators. The new indicators will focus on:

  • enrolled nursing
  • allied health
  • lifestyle services.

These indicators aim to understand the impact of the new 24/7 nursing requirements on the aged care workforce.

We’re working with HealthConsult, University of Queensland’s Centre for Health Services Research and the Registry of Senior Australians to develop the indicators. HealthConsult will lead the development of the new staffing quality indicators for the Australian Government.

We have released a consultation paper about the new indicators for public consultation.

We are also going to conduct a 6-week pilot to test the new indicators in real aged care homes. Providers can contact QI@healthconsult.com.au to register for the pilot.

Events

  • Webinar: Expanding the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program)

    From 26 Feb 2024 at 14:00 to 26 Feb 2024 at 15:00

    The Australian Government's Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department), in collaboration with HealthConsult, the University of Queensland's Centre for Health Services Research, and the Registry of Senior Australians has commenced the QI Program to develop new quality indicators for residential aged care.

    Two webinars will be held to publicise the QI Program, describe the pilot and address any questions from prospective participants. The webinars will be recorded and loaded as an information resource on the study website.

  • Webinar: Expanding the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program)

    From 27 Feb 2024 at 11:00 to 27 Feb 2024 at 12:00

    The Australian Government's Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department), in collaboration with HealthConsult, the University of Queensland's Centre for Health Services Research, and the Registry of Senior Australians has commenced the QI Program to develop new quality indicators for residential aged care.

    Two webinars will be held to publicise the QI Program, describe the pilot and address any questions from prospective participants. The webinars will be recorded and loaded as an information resource on the study website.

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Families
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Contracted Service Providers
  • Aged care service providers
  • Aged care workforce

Interests

  • Residential Aged Care