Partnerships for Health Update (December 2016)

Partnerships for Health Update (December 2016)
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Added 22/12/2016

NSW Health can now advise that base funding for non-government organisations (NGOs) delivering services as partners for 2017-18 has been approved, subject to the maintenance of funding in the 2017 State Budget. 

Across program streams, extensive consultation is now taking place or will commence early in 2017 between NSW Health and NGOs to determine individual purchasing arrangements for 1 July 2017 and beyond.

It is anticipated that a number of program streams will move to longer term purchasing arrangements with associated performance frameworks. This will allow NSW Health to maintain and extend partnerships with the NGO sector to deliver on government priorities.

Some arrangements will continue on a one year basis with plans to work to ensure alignment with government priorities and directions, and improved outcomes against performance frameworks.

It is expected that NSW Health program streams will commence communicating with NGOs from February 2017 about individual funding arrangements for 1 July 2017. NSW Health will provide significant notice of any future changes to arrangements with NGOs.

NSW Health continues to value the important partnership its holds with NGOs. We appreciate your ongoing commitment and determination as our reform work continues to enhance the way we work together to deliver the best outcomes to the communities we serve.

Further information outlining progress this year in each area and planning for 2017-18 is provided in this communique from the Ministry: NGO Reform: Key Program Milestones - Communications Summary


For further information, please contact your relevant Ministry or local health district grant funding manager, noting that further advice will be provided by program streams to individual NGOs from February 2017. The Ministry will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period until 8 January 2017.