The NSW Health Corporate Governance and Accountability Compendium provides a summary of the key governance requirements applying to NSW Health agencies that apply at both a system and whole of Government level.

As well as providing a broad description of the public health system and information on governance, the Compendium includes detailed summaries of NSW Health and Whole of Government requirements in a range of key areas including clinical governance, strategic planning and finance and performance.

Sections 1 to 5 and 7 to 11 were released in May 2013. In July 2014, Section 6 was released and updates to Sections 7, 8 and 9 were made. As at December 2016, Sections 1, 2, 4 and 5 were updated. In April 2018 Section 1 was updated.

The Compendium is a living document, and individual chapters will be updated to accommodate policy and legal changes as they occur.

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Compendium secti​ons 

File Size: 1508 kb
Type: Manual
Date of Publication: 01 December 2012
ISBN: 9781741876079
SHPN: 110003