Quality projects

​The CCLHD- Application Checklist- CPI, QI and Research <Insert link to PDF> has been designed to assist Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) staff in identifying when a Clinical Practice Improvement (CPI) or Quality Improvement (QI) project entails ethical 'risks'. It is based upon the following NSW Health and NHMRC documents;

 

PDF Document CCLHD- Application Checklist- CPI, QI and Research (652 KB)

External page link National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007)

External page link NSW Health Privacy Manual (2005) (PDF)

External page link Human Research Ethics Committees - Quality Improvement & Ethical Review: A Practice Guide for NSW (PDF)

When does Quality Assurance in Health Care Require Independent Ethical Review?

External page link Quality Assurance in Health Care Require Independent Ethical Review application checklist

If the answer to any of the questions on Page 2 of the application checklist is 'YES' you need to seek further advice from the CCLHD Research Office about the need for ethical review and completion of the appropriate application. The project may still qualify as a quality project. The Research Manager will advise. .

If the answers to all the questions are 'NO' consultation is recommended with your Department/Divisional Manager for authorisation to proceed. 

Questions regarding completing a CPI or QI that does not involve 'ethical risks' should be directed to the Clinical Governance Unit on 4320 2983.