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NNSW LHD operates within the NSW Performance Framework released to LHDs in September 2011. The Framework sets out performance outcomes that LHDs are expected to achieve across all health services, within individual wards/units, facilities and for the LHD as a whole. This document describes the Northern NSW Local Health Districts (NNSW LHD) approach to planning processes
NNSW held a workshop with Community Representatives on NNSW LHD Committees in July 2012. This document provides a summary from the workshop
The International Association on Public Participation (IAP2) provides a spectrum of participation which is a useful starting point when considering undertaking Community Engagement. IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum is designed to assist with the selection of the level of participation that defines the public’s role in any community engagement program. The Spectrum show that differing levels of participation are legitimate depending on the goals, time frames, resources and levels of concern in the decision to be made. However, and most importantly, the Spectrum sets out the promise being made to the public at each participation level. The Spectrum is widely used and is quoted in most community engagement manuals.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – Standard 2 Partnering with Consumers provides the attached Continum of Participation.
Health Consumers NSW is the statewide voice for health consumers in NSW which helps to shape the health system by representing and involving consumers in health policy and program development. Mental Health Information Websites.