The Health and Social Policy Branch develops state-wide health policy and guidelines for NSW Health. We consult community members to better understand their needs, build innovative platforms to improve access to health care and support partnerships with policy makers, GPs, other service providers and consumers across NSW.
Our aim is to lead state efforts to improve the health systems’ responsiveness and address the social determinants of health by enabling health literacy and increasing health equity.
The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. We provide expertise in service redesign and evaluation, specialist advice on healthcare innovation, initiatives including clinical guidelines and models of care, implementation support, knowledge sharing and continuous capability building.
Our Clinical Networks, Taskforces and Institutes provide a unique forum for people to collaborate across the NSW Health system. By bringing together leaders from primary, community and acute care settings we promote an integrated health system.
The Ministry is con-sponsoring this Stream with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.