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How Library Services Supports Accreditation

The library provides access to point of care tools, medicines information, standards and research databases via the eLibrary to enable search and retrieval of the latest clinical evidence to support the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Our specialist Librarians conduct research and training for clinical staff. Literature searches can be requested and/or training in the effective use of library resources can be delivered in the library, workplace or remotely via the web.

NSQHS Accreditation

National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards

With the release of the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards in late 2017, all NT Hospitals will be assessed during hospital accreditation according to these updated standards.

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards have been developed to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health service provision. The NSQHS Standards provide a nationally consistent statement about the level of care consumers can expect from health services.

Links to the NSQHS Standards

Clinical Governance Standard
Partnering with Consumers Standard
Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infections
Medication Safety Standard
Comprehensive Care Standard
Communicating for Safety Standard
Blood Management Standard
Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standard

Click here to view the full PDF copy of the NSQHS Standards 2nd edition

Intern Accreditation

Northern Territory Prevocational Medical Assurance Services (PMAS NT)  facilitate, promote and support prevocational medical education and training in NT Health. PMAS is accredited by the Medical Board of Australia as the prevocational training accreditation authority. More information can be found on NT PMAS website.

The Medical Board of Australia's  registration standard, Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training defines the requirements that Australian and New Zealand medical graduates must meet to be eligible for general registration.

NSQHS PubMed Live Searches

The following searches have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the HeLiNS (Health Libraries for the National Standards) Research Project, a joint initiative of HLA and HLI (Health Libraries Inc).

Advanced Care Planning

Blood Management

Clinical Handover


Deteriorating Patient

Falls Prevention

Infection Prevention

Medication Safety

Partnering with Consumers

Pressure Injuries

Wound Management

They are not intended to be comprehensive, but aim to provide high relevance. The base search for each topic focuses on a hospital setting and is limited to the last 5 years. More options