The Patient Matters Manual is a compilation of NSW Health policies and procedures relating to the care and treatment of clients of the health system and includes health record and privacy policies. Each chapter of the manual is an individual PDF.  Chapters are amended periodically. 

Index for Patient Matters Manual

Latest amendments

Where a number appears at the bottom of an amended page [e.g. 173(24/01/13) - amendment number, date] an alteration has been made or a new section included.

 Amendment 341
The amendment sheet details new content added from policy and guidelines, also lists obsolete content that has been removed from:

  • Chapter 2 - Paediatrics
  • Chapter 6 - Emergency Care
  • Chapter 9 - Health Records & Information
  • Chapter 11 - Infectious Diseases, Immunisation & Related Matters
  • Chapter 12 - Medical Care
  • Chapter 13 - Mental Health

 Amendment 340
The amendment sheet details new content added from policy and guidelines and also lists obsolete content that has been removed from:.

  • Chapter 8 - Smoking in the workplace
  • Chapter 9 - Health Records & Information
  • Chapter 12 - Medical Care
  • Chapter 13 - Mental Health
  • Chapter 17 - Obstetrics
  • Chapter 20 - Pharmaceutical Matters


Current as at: Monday 6 June 2022