Clinical programs and practice guidelines
The SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines assist health care providers in the appropriate management of their patients.
Clinical practice guidelines are evidence based statements that include recommendations intended to optimise patient care and assist health care practitioners to make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.
Clinical practice guidelines should assist clinicians and patients in shared decision making.
SA Health Clinical Guidelines are updated and new guidelines added regularly, therefore it is recommended to check this site for updates.
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Quality use of medicines
SA Health’s Quality Use of Medicines South Australia Working Group (QUMSA) has been established to optimise the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) in South Australia.
QUMSA provides advice and leadership in the area of QUM, and by supporting the implementation of QUM projects, programs and research.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, which came into effect on 1 July 2010.
From this date, for the first time in Australia, 10 health professions became regulated under nationally consistent legislation. On 1 July 2012 4 more health professions were incorporated under the National Law.
AHPRA supports the 14 National Boards that are responsible for regulating the 14 health professions. The primary role of the Boards is to protect the public and they set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet.
More information about the scheme is available within Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010.