The Henry Review Implementation Planning Committee is driving actions in response to the 77 recommendations of the review of health services for children, young people and families within the NSW Health system by Emeritus Professor Richard Henry AM (the Henry Review). The planning committee made the following decisions at it's fourth meeting on 25 November 2020.
The state-wide committee will provide leadership to strengthen the provision of NSW Health services for children, young people and families. The committee will have an annual work plan. The focus for the first year will be the delivery of the Henry Review Implementation Plan.
The implementation plan will be a living document and publicly available. The first edition is close to finalisation. Actions have been designed to address all Henry Review recommendations. All actions have an executive sponsor, who is accountable for delivery of an action and a project manager who will lead implementation and ensure appropriate engagement of partners and broader consultation when needed.
Some actions in the plan are only the first step in addressing a review recommendation. The CYPFESC will review progress in delivering these actions and endorse next steps. Progress on delivery of the Implementation Plan will be regularly reported.
Chairs of relevant committees and networks were asked to complete a short report. This information will be used to understand and refresh the governance, decision-making and escalation pathways and clarify communication pathways. The analysis of reports will be considered at a workshop in early 2021 and recommendations will be presented to the CYPFESC.