Join the National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP)

The NAUSP Portal is intended for use by pharmacists or other approved users at contributing hospitals to upload antimicrobial usage data and access NAUSP reports.

How to become a contributor

If you are new to NAUSP there are several steps that need to be completed before your hospital can start contributing to NAUSP. See the New Contributor Checklist (PDF 233KB) to ensure you have completed the necessary steps before you apply.

To become a NAUSP contributor hospital we require you to complete and submit the following:

  1. A Willingness to participate form completed and signed by the hospital Chief Executive Officer. Please email to express your interest in joining the program and we can provide a copy of the form.
  2. Register as a new user in the NAUSP Portal.
  3. Register a new hospital in the NAUSP Portal. You will need to provide information about your hospital including the relevant demographics, specialities and services to allow us to create a profile for your hospital. Please see the NAUSP Portal User Guide (PDF 2865KB) for more information.  Once we have reviewed your registration a member of the NAUSP team will be in contact with you to discuss your application. 

An initial dataset (including antimicrobial usage and occupied bed day data) needs to be submitted for review by the NAUSP team prior to commencing in the program.

Reasons to join NAUSP

Surveillance of antimicrobial usage can help your health facility target interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing and monitor outcomes of AMS interventions.

As a contributing hospital, you can not only review your own usage, but also compare your hospital to similarly peered hospitals in a deidentified manner.

You would be joining over 220 Australian hospitals who are submitting their antimicrobial dispensing data to NAUSP.

Antimicrobial surveillance can assist your hospital in meeting the requirements of Standard 3 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

Please view the presentation outlining the benefits for your hospital (PDF 319KB).

Further information

For further information on the NAUSP Portal, contact the NAUSP team.