Health and medical research

A strong and vibrant research enterprise is important to NSW. Research can help deliver better treatments and interventions, improve health services delivery and improve clinical and population health outcomes.

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Safety alerts

NSW Health's Safety Alert Broadcast System (SABS) aims to provide a systematic approach to the distribution and management of patient safety information to NSW health services.

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Integrated care

NSW Health is responding to the challenges of an ageing population and a growing number of people living with chronic or complex health conditions by investing in new, innovative models of integrated care, transforming the health system to routinely deliver person-centred, seamless, efficient and effective care.

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Nursing and midwifery

The Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer is the professional link between the NSW Minister for Health, the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and the public, private and education sectors of the nursing and midwifery professions in NSW.

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Pharmaceutical services

Pharmaceutical Services is responsible for regulating, developing policy and providing advice on the handling and prescribing of medicines and the supply of chemicals in NSW, including the issuance of authorities to prescribe drugs of addiction and licences for medicine wholesalers.

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Aged care and community care

NSW Health is working with the Commonwealth Government to implement the aged care reforms, organising aged and community care services for older people that better meet their changing needs, and offering greater choice and involvement in the way these services are delivered.

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Mental health and drug & alcohol

NSW Health is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health and the prevention and management of alcohol and drug related harm.

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Internal management

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are an ever-present factor in every health system. They are varied and complex. Many are caused by multi-resistant organisms known as MROs that can be difficult to detect and treat.

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Chronic disease management

The Chronic Disease Management Program provides care coordination and self-management support to help people with chronic disease to better manage their condition and access appropriate services in order to improve health outcomes, prevent complications and reduce the need for hospitalisation.

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Private health care

The Private Health Care Unit regulates licences for private hospitals and day procedure centres, issues licences for anatomy laboratories, issues licences for the wholesale supply and manufacture of medications, and maintains the central register of IVF donor conceived births.

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