ACSQHC update Preventing & Controlling Infection standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) released the

update to the Preventing and Controlling Infection Standard of the  

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards - Second Edition in May 2021.

Access the May 2021 Update 

CoNSA NDIS statement released

CoNSA has released its statement:

CoNSA statement about the role of the Nurse Continence Specialist in providing continence care to National Disability Insurance Scheme Clients

to assist Nurse Continence Specialist justify their choice of billing code for NDIS services.

See CoNSA NDIS Statement

ICN Consultation on the revision of the code of ethics for nurses

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) launched a consultation on the revision of its ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses on 21 Oct 2020.

The deadline for the submission of comments is 22 Nov 2020.

The revised code of ethics will be released in 2021. 

Read more about the ICN consultation on the Revision of the Code of Ethics

National Nursing & Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework

The Australian Digital Health Agency has released the National Digital Health Capability Framework.

I think it’s important for us as leaders in the health industry to have a common strategy going forward in how we

deal with digital health, how we understand digital health, how the different professions input into digital health.

(Tania Dufty, Australian College of Nursing)

Read more about the Digital Health Capability Framwork for nurses and midwives.

ICN Guidelines on advanced practice nursing

The International Council of Nurses has released Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing 2020.

These will have relevance to Nurse Continence Specialists.

Access the ICN Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing

ACN COVID-19 Disclosure Portal

Today the ACN has launched the ACN COVID-19 Disclosure Portal where health care workers can anymously report concerns about COVID-19.

ACN will review this information, and if appropriate, raise concerns with relevant agencies or government.

Access the  ACN COVID-19 Disclosure Portal

National Continence Helpline COVID-19 news

The National Continence Helpline - Free Call - 1800 33 00 66 continues to function during the current COVID-19 crisis as an essential service.

An increased volume of calls is anticipated particularly if consumers are concerned about accessing continence products.

If you are, or become aware, of any issues with supply of continence products, please email the details ASAP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Helpline will collate this information and provide it to the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe, well and calm during this difficult time.