Our functions

Our functions set out the work we do to support the accountability of the healthcare system in NSW . They are to:

  • Prepare and publish regular reports on the performance of the NSW public health system, including the safety and quality, effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness of the system to the health needs of the people of NSW
  • Provide an annual report to the Minister and Parliament on the performance of the NSW public health system
  • Publish reports benchmarking the performance of the NSW public health system with comparable health systems
  • Establish and maintain a website providing information and analysis on the performance of the NSW public health system, including tools for data analysis
  • Develop reports and tools to enable analysis of the performance of health services, clinical units and clinical teams across the NSW public health system
  • Advise the NSW Ministry of Health on the quality of existing data sets and the development of enhanced information analysis and reporting to support performance reporting to clinicians, the community and Parliament
  • Undertake and/or commission research to support the performance by the Bureau of its functions
  • Liaise with other bodies and organisations undertaking reporting on the performance of the health systems in Australia
  • Provide advice to the Minister for Health and the Secretary of the Ministry of Health on issues arising out of its function.
Page updated: 14th Nov 2016
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