Australia: QMS in IVF Centres
The Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) controls IVF in Australia, and an IVF unit must be accredited by RTAC guidelines before it can operate. I have been lucky enough to have worked in 4 Australian IVF centres over the past 22 years, 15 of those as scientific director. During this time, we have implemented quality management systems in these centres that comply with the RTAC guidelines and have proven to be of huge benefit for the efficacious delivery of patient care. Optimal IVF, our current company, is a consultation IVF business dedicated to the implementation of QMS systems to optimise outcomes for the IVF industry. I would like to take the opportunity of this chapter to illustrate how QMS can be implemented in both new and established programmes.