Strategy Reform Branch (SRB)

The Strategic Reform Branch (SRB) has been established in the Ministry of Health to lead system-wide strategic reforms to support the long-term sustainability of health care in NSW. Key functions of the Branch include leading the development of:

  • the strategic vision for health into the future and the realisation of this vision;
  • shared system priorities;
  • collaborative strategic relations within the health cluster and across government agencies; and
  • purposeful measurement, analysis and economic appraisal of strategic priorities.

A current priority of the Strategic Reform Branch is the Leading Better Value Care Program (LBVC). The LBVC program was established to work with clinicians and Local Health Districts to scale up the implementation of evidence based care across the system to improve health care for everyone. The program is focussed on achieving better outcomes for patients, a better experience for those delivering and receiving care, and a better use of resources. A key goal of the program is to address future demand and fiscal pressures by creating capacity in the system through efficient and effective care and services.