Consultation Workshop – National Primary Health Care Safety and Quality Standards – 12 June 2019


To seek consumer, carer, family and community feedback on the safety and quality issues for patients in primary health care and what needs to be in place to provide safe and high quality care.

Consumer involvement in these workshops is essential to developing standards that are patient-centred, of value to the sector, and focused on safety and quality outcomes.


The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is continuing its work in the development of the national safety and quality standards for primary care services.

These standards will be applicable to primary care services that do not have a set of standards that a fit for purpose. For example, GPs and dentists are excluded as they have their own standards and accreditation model.

Primary health care is the first point of contact within the health system for the majority of Australians, and the sector provides a range of services for the prevention and management of acute and chronic conditions.

Primary care services in-scope include a range of allied health, nursing and community services including (but not limited to) physiotherapy, podiatry, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, Aboriginal Health practitioners and may be provided by public health services, local or non-government providers, or private sector providers.

Consultations will be held throughout Australia over May – July 2019.

More information is available at the Commission’s website

Who should attend?

This session is for consumers, carers, family members and community members with experience or involvement in primary care services.

A consumer participation fee of $35 is payable for the two hours of the workshop for people whose participation is not being funded by another organisation.


  • Wednesday 12 June
  • 3pm – 5pm (light refreshments will be provided from 2.30pm)
  • Health Consumers’ Council offices, East Perth

This session is now at capacity.