Alcohol and other drugs

Find information about statewide drug and alcohol programs, including early and brief interventions, treatment and extended care services.

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Nursing and midwifery

Nurses and midwives have the privilege of supporting patients at critical times in their lives.

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Pharmaceuticals

NSW Health is responsible for regulating, licensing and providing advice on the handling, prescription and supply of medicines and chemicals in NSW.

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Pregnancy options

NSW Health is committed to women receiving health care that is holistic, accessible and responsive to their individual needs and preferences.

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Private health facilities

NSW Health regulates licences for private hospitals and day procedure centres, anatomy laboratories, the wholesale supply and manufacture of medications, and maintains the central register of IVF donor conceived births.

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Public heath legislation

The Public Health Act outlines requirements for public health issues, including notification of diseases and a code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners.

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Clinical ethics

NSW Health aims to ensure that ethical issues that arise in clinical practice in the NSW public health system are identified early and dealt with in an accountable and transparent way.
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Multicultural health

In any healthcare situation, communication is essential. NSW Health provides access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week interpreting services, either onsite or by telephone in over 120 languages, including Auslan.

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