Few people concerned with managing ANY kind of risk in the NHS will not have heard of AS/NZS 4360 – the Australian/New Zealand risk management Standard. The Standard was licensed for the NHS in England in 1999 as part of the Department of Health’s NHS Controls Assurance Project. It introduced to the NHS the concept and practice of risk registers and risk matrices. AS/NZS was subsequently licensed by the rest of the UK NHS and also by the public healthcare system in Ireland.
AS/NZS 4360 is about to be consigned to risk management history. In December 2009 it will be replaced by ISO 31000 – a truly international risk management standard that, essentially, is the next revision of AS/NZS 4360.
Watch a presentation given by Kevin Knight, chair of the ISO working group on the ISO risk management standard, and the driving force behind AS/NZS 4360, on the new Standard and its links with AS/NZS 4360.
Watch Kevin’s presentation here.