ACQSC Clinical Governance Resources - there is help out there!

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission have some excellent resources to help providers understand clinical governance. 

The Clinical Governance toolkit includes 4 comprehensive fact sheets. 

Introduction to Clinical Governance

Clinical governance and the Aged Care Quality Standards


Roles and Responsibilities for Clinical Governance - this is a biggy 

Developing and Implementing a Clinical Governance Framework - easier said than done

As part of this toolkit there are also 2 self assessment tools and a Clinical Governance Framework Guide

I would also recommend the National Model Clinical Governance Framework  This has some really simple tables and illustations that help understand how the clinical framework works in principle. Clinical goverance can be challenging to grasp and even more challenging to implement. Simple images and basic practical advise can be extemely helpful. 

I can't write a broadcast about clinical governance without singing the praises of our own book! There is a stack of information out there about clinical governance. What we hear often from the people we help is "what does that actually mean for us?" Accrediation Ready for Aged Care Professionals  helps answer that question. it explains clinical governance in simple language that helps everyone get it. The book backs this up with an assortment of practical advise and easy to use tools that will assist any organisation, no matter how big or small. If you feel your organisation could use a "kick start" in it's clinical governance journey, drop us a line ( and we can have a chat about how our software, consultancy or both can give you a leg up.  
To know about our book, Accrediation Ready for Aged Care Professionals click on the Service tab from the homepage of our website.
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Upfront About Breast Cancer - BCNA

Breast Cancer Network Australia has done it again! What a fantastic initiative.

UPFRONT ABOUT BREAST CANCER is a series of fortnightly podcasts reaching out to everyuone with a smart phone or computer to provide advise and support.

Here is the link, so have a listen, share with someone you love and if you can, donate to this fantastic organisaiton. 


A tip for our OneVault clients, use this URL link to spread the word using your own OneVault Broadcast or send it to your staff using OneLearning. 


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Aged Care Open Disclosure Framework Now Available


The long-awaited Open Disclosure Framework for Aged Care is now available on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission website. Here is the link;

Hopefully, this document will help to clarify what open disclosure looks like for Aged Care organisations and assist them in their preparations for Accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality Standards. 

In OneVault, you can upload these important documents as supporting reading material into your policies and procedures. Another way to help staff get to know and understand open disclosure is to create a quick elearning and use parts of the document as reading material followed by a few questions highlighting important things staff need to know. It's quick, easy and effective.

There are other resources you can tap into and use with OneVault. Many are free and there are more and more all the time. 

The CEC have produced a good and brief video about Open Disclosure. While it is set in an acute setting, the message is clear and consistent with the new Open Disclosure Framework for Aged Care. Might be worth taking a look.

The Aged Care Quality Commission is also developing elearning modules that your organisaiton can tap into. You can use the OneVault system to link your staff through to these online resources, many of which are free. The new learning system is call Aged Care Learning Information Solution – ALIS. 

Your OneVault system will have all your evidence for Open Disclosure ready for unannounced visits at a click of a button. Policy, supporting processes and procedures, incidents and complaints, quality improvements, survey and auditing or training compliance all available with no stress by using your OneVault Accreditation Ready reporting tool. 

As always, if you have any questions or need any assistance, just throw us line. We are here to help. 

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ACQSC Free online learning - link through and let OV take care of the rest

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commisison is providing online education programs that will be launched later this year. It is called ALIS - Aged Care Learning Information Solution.  

The first learning modules will focus on the Aged Care Quality Standards. The topics include: 

  • meet the Aged Care Quality Standards;
  • deliver safe and quality care and services; and
  • demonstrate tangible positive outcomes for consumers. 

For OneVault clients, just use the special temaplate for external learning and guide your staff to any web site where they can log in and get started. Of course, OneVault will track attendance for you and let you report on attendance rates without you having to spend hours gathering certificates and plugging numbers into a spreadsheet. There is also a new series of great online videos about creating a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) people in aged care. These videos are a fantastic learning tool for staff and can be accessed on this site:

If you need any help or would like to know more about how OneVault learning module works, just drop us a line at We are here to help.

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Accreditation Ready Book Launch - Grab a copy!

We are proud to announce the launch of Accreditation Ready for Aged Care Professionals. Writen by our CEO Felicity Hamilton, it is a fantastic book with everything you need to be ready for accreditation 24/7. The book provides straight up, practical advise about managing accreditation preparedness and clinical governance with tips, check lists and good old fashioned know how. Contact us to know more and receive your free copy. 

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