On 11 October 2019, the NSW Health and Specialist Medical Colleges Roundtable was held to reflect on the progress made to improve medical culture since the signing of the Statement of Agreed Principles on a Respectful Culture in Medicine and how accreditation processes could be improved.
In late 2019, all health ministers agreed to consult the public on medical practitioners’ use of the title 'surgeon', including 'cosmetic surgeon', under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. Consultation occurred in early 2022 and the information collected will inform government decisions and the development of a Decision Regulation Impact Statement for public release in 2022-23.
The NSW JMO ‘Your Training and Wellbeing Matters’ survey has provided all junior doctors working and/or training, their supervisors and support staff the opportunity to provide confidential feedback about working and training in NSW Health.
The Assistant in Medicine role was established in 2020 and developed as part of the COVID-19 medical workforce response. The position was designed to support the medical workforce by providing care and support across a range of clinical areas. Assistants in Medicine were 2020 final year medical students employed in NSW Health.
The NSW Health Psychiatry Workforce Plan 2020-2025 ('the Plan') aims to address the long-term projected workforce needs of the psychiatry workforce. The Plan is a key action of the NSW Mental Health Workforce Plan 2018 – 2022 and it mirrors the framework of the Health Professionals Workforce Plan 2012-2022.