The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard



This week the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) launched a new Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

The clinical care standard gives guidance to clinicians, health services and consumers about appropriate care, such as bowel preparation, sedation, the colonoscopy and recovery. It clarifies appropriate use of the procedure based on evidence and will help reduce unnecessary colonoscopies.

The new standard also supports clinician certification and re-certification as requirements for delivery of colonoscopy services. Using the standard will assist health services to meet the requirements of the NSQHS Standard second edition which come into effect from January 2019.

The standard has been endorsed by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia, Cancer Council Australia, Lynch Syndrome Australia and other professional and consumer bodies.

To find out more about the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard go to:

You can download the clinical care standard directly below here Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard (PDF, 4MB)