The ACHS Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) was launched in 1996. EQuIP was developed by ACHS to assist healthcare organisations to strive for excellence and was designed to be used by all types of organisations which provide health care. The current edition, EQuIP5, was introduced in January 2011 and implemented July 2011.

ACHS has reviewed EQuIP5 to ensure that the next edition, EQuIP6, is up-to-date, evidence-based, and relevant to member organisations.

EQuIP6 will be implemented from 1 July 2016. There will be a transition period of six months, where organisations scheduled for an accreditation event can elect to be assessed to either the EQuIP5 or the EQuIP6 Standards.

As of 1 January 2017, all EQuIP accredited organisations must be assessed against EQuIP6.

Click here to download the information pack and find out more about EQuIP6.

Last Review Date 14 July 2016

Big thank you for the excellent webinar on NSQHS Standard 5 on Tuesday 17 March. The topic was presented in a very clear way with lots of examples of what surveyors would expect to see when on site.

Susan O’Kane-Powell
- Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West