Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Health and Aged Care
The Council of Australian Governments established the Commission to lead and coordinate national improvements in the safety and quality of health care. The Commission's role is to provide health ministers with strategic advice on best practices to improve safety and quality in the health system. The Commission develops and supports national safety and clinical standards, formulates and implements national accreditation schemes, and develops national health-related data sets. It is also working on reducing unwarranted variations in practice and outcomes for individuals and populations, and undertaking nationally coordinated action to address health care associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Health Reform Act 2011

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 5480, Sydney NSW 2001

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
CEO Conjoint Professor Prof. Anne Elizabeth Duggan 5 March 2023 4 March 2028
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