Office for Health & Medical Research

Office for Health & Medical Research

The Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR) plays a crucial role in supporting the State’s leading health and medical research efforts. OHMR helps support the broad range of outstanding health and medical research effort being carried out in NSW.

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Safety Alerts

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

The integrated care program is responsible for the development, monitoring and review of a long term integrated care strategy for the NSW Health system.

 

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Nursing & Midwifery Office

The Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer is the professional link between the NSW Minister for Health, the Director-General 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

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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Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office (MHDAO)

The Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office (MHDAO) is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Department of Health 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

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 Office

Chronic diseases are prolonged conditions that often do not improve and are rarely cured completely. Diabetes, dementia, congestive heart failure and asthma are examples of chronic diseases.

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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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