14 April 2022

The NSW Government is encouraging members of the community who have a strong interest in the future of regional health to lodge Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the new Regional Health Ministerial Advisory Panel.

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the panel will play an integral role as the NSW Government looks to improve health outcomes for people across rural and regional NSW.

“This panel will give people working in rural and regional healthcare as well as those living in the regions the opportunity to be directly involved in shaping the future of their healthcare system,” Mrs Taylor said.

“The panel will complement the Regional Health Division that I announced last week, ensuring the community is at the heart of everything the NSW Government is doing when it comes to health in the regions.

“The panel will strengthen community engagement and foster genuine co-design principles in the development of healthcare services in regional NSW.”

The panel will play an important role in advising in areas including but not limited to:

  • the development and implementation of a Regional Health Plan for NSW
  • the design of innovative workforce and service delivery models
  • identifying barriers and incentives to attracting healthcare workers to regional areas
  • helping create strategies to improve access to health and social services.

Following selection by the Minister for Regional Health and approval by Cabinet, the inaugural appointments will be appointed for a period of up to three years. The Regional Health Ministerial Advisory Panel will meet at least every three months.

The Secretariat for the panel will be provided by the newly established Regional Health Division of NSW Health.

For more information including the expression of interest form, please visit: Regional Health Ministerial Advisory Panel.