A key priority for the NSW Health system is the design and delivery of high quality, effective and safe health care services for children, young people and families, from conception until 24 years of age.

An independent review of health services for children, young people and families within the NSW Health system conducted by Emeritus Professor Richard Henry AM (the Henry Review) was released in January 2020.

The Henry Review focuses on the delivery of health services to children, young people and families within the NSW Health system and the sufficiency of current governance arrangements to ensure safe, effective and high quality care across NSW. The key findings of this review are based on a range of activities including over 250 stakeholder consultations, local health district site visits, and a range of submissions, previous reports and documentation.

The Henry Review made seventy-seven recommendations to NSW Health, relating to all health services and clinicians delivering care for children and young people. All recommendations have been accepted and implementation is now underway.

Read the Review of health services for children, young people and families within the NSW Health system.

Henry Review Implementation

A Henry Review Implementation Plan has been developed to guide the work of implementing the recommendations from the Henry Review for the first year. The Implementation Plan presents an opportunity to address long-standing system challenges and positively shape health services to produce lasting benefits for children, young people and their families, now and into the future.

The Implementation Plan is based on the principles of working with consumers, carers and the community to improve consumer-centred care; delivering value-based health care; improving the health of priority groups; and striving to make continuous improvement to workplace culture.

The Implementation Plan will be updated as work progresses. Read the Henry Review Implementation Plan.

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Current as at: Friday 16 September 2022