Patient care, treatment and concerns

Everyone seeking or receiving healthcare in NSW has the right to appropriate treatment for their condition, the best possible care at all times, to be treated with respect and to be able to talk to someone immediately about their concerns.

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Complementary health

Complementary and alternative therapies refers to a diverse group of practices and products not considered part of evidence-based, conventional medicine.

Complementary health provides links to organisations responsible for regulating and investigating complaints about complementary health medicines and practitioners.

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Patient privacy

NSW Health is committed to safeguarding the privacy of patient information, and has implemented measures to comply with its obligations under the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.

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NSW Health has developed fact sheets for patients and GPs. These fact sheets will be reviewed following completion of related work being undertaken by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Advance care planning

Advance care planning

NSW Health is committed to respecting an individual's values and preferences.

Advance care planning helps you to make your wishes known about the type of health care you would want to receive if you became seriously ill or injured and were unable to say.

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Public access to defibrillation

NSW Health is committed to determining an evidence-based method of improving outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation can play an important role in the ‘chain of survival’ for people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

An Expert Advisory Group established by the NSW Ministry of Health and NSW Ambulance led a review on Public Access to Defibrillation, to advise on potential initiatives for providing access to defibrillation.

Regulation of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers

NSW Health is considering regulations which could be introduced to develop best practice standards for the the possession, manufacture, supply, use, prescription, administration, storage and disposal of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

The public is invited to provide preliminary comments to MOH-cosmeticregulation@health.nsw.gov.au by 5pm Monday, 17 September 2018.

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Page Updated: Thursday 23 August 2018
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