Working together on
clinically led innovation

We draw on clinical leadership to build and drive innovation that will change practice and improve health outcomes. We have broadened clinical engagement to ensure our networks are vibrant, sustainable and dynamic.

Delivering impactful resources to clinicians

Throughout 2022, our clinical networks delivered 150+ resources, providing the latest evidence-based information, tools and guidance to clinicians and the health system:

  • Clinical practice guides
  • Models of care
  • Fact sheets
  • Toolkits
  • Directories
  • COVID-19 clinical guidance

We are delivering information in new digital formats to better meet the needs of clinicians and their patients.

Understanding patients’ needs

People who are blind or have low vision have certain needs when they are in hospital. Our Ophthalmology Network worked with clinicians and consumers to co-design a toolkit for health services and patients to help improve their hospital stay.

Resources to support people in hospital who are blind or have low vision include:

  • information for consumers and clinicians in various formats, including e-text, large print and audio files
  • a form for health staff to capture patient’s needs
  • a toolkit to support health staff take action to improve hospital stays for people who are blind or have low vision.

Progressing personalised medicine

Our Blood and Marrow Transplant + Cellular Therapies Network is working with clinicians and key partners to introduce immune effector cell treatment for people with some blood diseases, such as cancer.

  • The cutting-edge therapy uses an individual’s own immune effector cells to target and treat their disease.
  • We supported centres to become accredited and ensure they have the appropriate technology, procedures and skills in place to implement immune effector cell therapies into clinical practice.
  • A new web resource provides information to clinicians, patients, carers and the community about the NSW Health Immune Effector Cell Service, including an introductory video.

Clinical collaboration informs decision making

We delivered a statewide roundtable discussion to address the pressure on overcrowded emergency departments; improve patient flow; and explore alternate care pathways.

  • More than 75 clinicians, health managers and stakeholders from across NSW Health attended.
  • A series of evidence checks informed the discussion and potential solutions.
  • Participants worked together to identify ‘winning combinations’ of initiatives that will inform a statewide action plan for emergency care.
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