The department is reviewing the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) in response to feedback from the sector. This is a high priority to support a more effective and streamlined assessment process.
The National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) was implemented in My Aged Care in 2015 to support the collection of information during:
- Screening (conducted over-the-phone by the My Aged Care contact centre)
- Home Support Assessment (conducted face-to-face by the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service)
- Comprehensive Assessment (conducted face-to-face by Aged Care Assessment Teams)
The need for a Review of the NSAF
In late 2016, the Department of Health (the Department) ran a series of co-design workshops where sector participants listed improvements needed in My Aged Care policy, process and systems. Feedback received during the co-design process indicated that a review of the NSAF was a high priority for the sector.
The Department would like to hear your ideas on areas for improvement. All aged care stakeholders are invited to participate. The survey will take approximately 1 hour to complete however, you are encouraged to focus your responses on areas that are of particular interest to you. It can be completed individually or in teams. The survey opened 16 October and will close on 5 November 2017. For more information and to participate, visit the Consultation Hub.