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.
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
Specialist College Accreditation
The Australian Medical Council (the AMC) is responsible for accrediting education providers and their programs of study for the medical profession. The AMC assesses specialist medical colleges against the approved accreditation standards.
Links to Specialist Medical Colleges:
|Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)|
|The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)|
|The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD)|
|The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)|
|The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)|
|College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)|
|The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)|
|The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)|
|The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)|
|The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)|
|The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)|
|The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)|
|The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)|
|Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)|
|Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)|
|Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)|
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.
The second edition of the NSQHS Standards was released in November 2017. Health service organisations will be assessed to the second edition from January 2019
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).
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