What is Role Delineation?
Role delineation is a planning tool used in service and capital developments. It describes the minimum support services, workforce and other requirements for the safe delivery of clinical services. The aim of the NSW Health Guide to the Role Delineation of Clinical Services is to provide a consistent language for describing clinical services.
Revision of the Guide to the Role Delineation of Clinical Services
The revised NSW Health Guide to the Role Delineation of Clinical Services was developed through a series of stakeholder workshops, with the assistance of a Project Reference Group and support from within the Ministry and the Pillar agencies. It was also informed by extensive consultation and commentary from Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks and service providers.
The 2018 NSW Health Guide to the Role Delineation of Clinical Services (third edition), which replaces the 2016 version, includes a new standard on Chronic Pain Management Services, an update to the mental health standard and minor changes in terminology to ensure consistency through the document.
The Guide will be maintained via regular updates. User feedback is welcome and may be submitted to RDGuide@doh.health.nsw.gov.au