NSW Premier's Priorities 

In June 2019, the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian unveiled 14 Premier's Priorities which represent the NSW Government's commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the people of NSW. Each priority has an ambitious target which has been set with the purpose of delivering on key government policy priorities. 
Part of the ninth NSW Premier's Priorities is to reduce preventable visits to hospital by five per cent through to 2023 by caring for people in the community. Delivering this priority will strengthen the care provided to people in the community, improve patient experience and keep people healthier in the long-term.  The target encompasses potentially preventable hospitalisations and emergency department triage categories 4 and 5.  
The Integrated Care Implementation (ICI) team are the leads in supporting this priority with Planned Care for Better Health as the flagship supporting initiative. The ICI team are collaborating with Local Health Districts (LHDs) to implement a total of eight NSW Integrated Care scaled initiatives, to strengthen care provided in the community, improve patient experience, and maintain people's health in the long term. More information about these initiatives can be found on the key initiatives page. 


National Health Reform Agreement 

The 2020-25 National Health Reform (NHR) Agreement sets out the shared intention of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure the sustainability of the Australian health system. 
The new Agreement includes a commitment by all Australian governments to a shared long-term vision for health reform, at a time when shared investment and coordination in health is vital. The reforms outlined in the Agreement aim to make it easier to provide flexible, high-quality care that meets the needs and preferences of Australians, and reduces pressure on our hospitals. The new Agreement will supplement integrated care work taking place throughout NSW and reinforce the Premiers’ Priority of reducing preventable visits to hospital through care in the community.  
Current as at: Thursday 10 February 2022
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