Current research

Current Research

Hospital in the Home NAPS

The pilot of the Hospital in the Home NAPS (HITH NAPS) is currently underway (April 1st - June 30th 2017)

To register interest and receive the Pilot Pack, email 

The National Antimicrobial Stewardship Survey

We are currently conducting a detailed gap analysis survey to assess current Antimicrobial Stewardship resources and activities in Australian hospitals. The survey has been developed by the NCAS, in collaboration with jurisdictional health representatives and is supported by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Results of this survey will enable hospitals to compare resources and activities for AMS in facilities of similar size and complexity. State and territory jurisdictional representatives will also be better informed on how and where is best to develop and target future activities for this important patient safety initiative. 

We encourage hospitals in all states and territories to participate, and ask for an appropriately qualified staff member to coordinate and complete your facility’s response. Suitable nominees may include infectious diseases physicians, clinical pharmacists, senior medical officers and infection control nurses. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and the information required should be easily obtainable by the respondent. Final results will be complied into a national report and publications by the NCAS and jurisdictional representatives will receive their individual state and territory data.  

The survey can be completed online via the following link:
Survey Link
A PDF version of the survey is also available if you wish to collect your data on paper initially:
Survey PDF

Regional and remote Antimicrobial Stewardship programs - focus-group recruitment 

An opportunity to shape the Antimicrobial Stewardship support provided to Australian regional and remote hospitals. 

Healthcare team members who have experience with Antimicrobial Stewardship programs in an Australian regional or remote hospital are invited to participate in a focus-group discussion. This focus-group is an opportunity to share any success stories in implementing and maintaining an Antimicrobial Stewardship program in a regional or remote hospital. It is also a chance to discuss any barriers to which you are struggling to find a solution. Your input at the focus-group will help organisations such as the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) to better support Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and practitioners in regional or remote hospitals.

The face-to-face session is scheduled for:

Tuesday 7th March at 3pm, Ballarat Health Services (Sturt St, Ballarat, VIC, 3350)

Researchers will also be attending the Australian Society of Antimicrobials (ASA) conference in Adelaide from 23-25 February 2017 and will be available for further discussion.

This study has ethics approval from Melbourne Health (QA2017012).

To register your interest, please Register Here.

If you are unable to attend this face to face session, but would like to contribute, please Contact Us

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