Community Health Services during COVID-19 - Still here for you
Health and Social Policy will provide an opportunity for sharing of ideas, strategies, local solutions and concerns with respect to COVID-19 Pandemic preparedness and response among NSW Health community health services.
The community of practice will be multidisciplinary and include representation from all districts and networks. It will enable members to provide expert advice and guidance to the system, and to escalate matters that require a statewide or system response.
The aim of these sessions is to:
Collated issues/advice will be escalated by Dr Lyons through to the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) and/or the State Health Emergency Operations Centre (SHEOC) as appropriate.
PHEOC and SHEOC responses will be provided to Strategic Reform and Planning and then to the community of practice secretariat(s).
Weekly community of practice updates will be provided to NSW Health Chief Executives.
Each community of practice will have a clinical lead appointed by Dr Nigel Lyons, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Resources.
The clinical lead will:
A group which is able to endorse statewide changes or make decisions that impacts a unit or system or allocate funding to recommendations.
This community of practice is open to all members of the Community Health Peak Forum, the Chief Allied Health Officer and representatives from Ministry branches and the ACI with responsibility for portfolios within community health. As a minimum it will include representation from all districts and networks.
To join the community of practice participants should email
Monthly basis on a Friday at 11am. Meetings commenced 26 March 2020 using Skype for business. Skype for business details will be attached to the calendar invite.