The NSW Government is modernising and strengthening delivery of mental health education and training in NSW.
From 2014, the NSW Institute of Psychiatry will be integrated into the structure of the NSW Health and Education Training Institute (HETI), further supporting the Government’s commitment to improving the physical health of people with mental illness.
In May 2013 the Mental Health Commission of NSW engaged Dr Tim Smyth to
undertake a functional review of the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (IOP). This review
forms part of the ongoing work of the Commission under its Charter to, “review the
work of academic and other institutions receiving mental health funding and prepare
advice to the Minister on how activity might be better coordinated to meet the needs of
current and future mental health care in NSW”.
In undertaking the review of the IOP, Dr Smyth was requested to consider: