NCOSS Submission: NCOSS supports the future planning process for population health that has been initiated by the NSW Health Government, in developing Healthy People 2010 as a consultation tool to assist to identify goals and directions for the health system in NSW.
Submission to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. NCOSS contacted several health related member and non-member organisations, to ascertain their views on issues around Hepatitis C, client experiences of discrimination and discussion about strategies for improvement.
NCOSS Submission: A submission prepared by NCOSS in response to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and Mental Health Council of Australia consultations into allegations regarding the serious risks to which people with a mental illness and their families are being exposed as a result of the nationwide crisis in mental health.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS presents information to the tribunal relevant to low income / disadvantaged communities.
NCOSS Submission: The Council of Social Service NSW (NCOSS) is pleased to provide this further submission to the Senate Select Committee on Medicare and congratulates the Committee on its previous work and report into Medicare.
On 11 December 2001 the Legislative Council appointed a Select Committee to inquire into mental health services in NSW. The terms of reference for the Committee were to inquire into and report on mental health services in NSW with eight specific areas that the Committee was to report on.
A detailed response prepared by NCOSS in relation to the Legislative Council Inquiry into the Inebriates Act 1912. This inquiry arose out of recommendations from the Alcohol Summit.
NCOSS Submission: Inquiry into the Operation and Effectiveness of Patient Assisted Travel Schemes (http://www.ncoss.org.au/bookshelf/health/submissions/iptaas-submission-senate-inquiry-may07.pdf)
Joint submssion: NCOSS and NSW Association for Adolescent Health submission regarding the implications of a National Safety Quality Accreditation Standards on the community health and non-government organisation sectors
NCOSS is opposed to the introduction of co-payments as Introducing co-payments without a corresponding increase in funding to public dental services would appear to be an effort by NSW Health/Government to shift costs onto those that are least able to afford it.
NCOSS affirms our support for women to have the right to reproductive choices in NSW.
Oral health is concerned with the well being of the mouth and its structures. Poor oral health has a range of consequences including pain, difficulty in eating and the avoidance of certain foods (which lead to wider health problems), impaired speech, loss of self esteem, restricting social and community participation and impeding the ability to gain employment. Generally a person’s overall quality of life is affected.
This report specifically looking at issues for people with a mental illness or an intellectual disability.
NCOSS response to the report on the Inebriates Act 1912. The report was the result of an earlier inquiry into the Inebriates Act.
NSW Health is planning cuts to the NGO Program. The cuts are not based on the outcomes of any review of the NGO Program. NCOSS strongly urges the NSW Health Council to oppose these cuts.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS supports the desire of the Institute to quickly achieve better results for cancer control for the people of NSW. However NCOSS encourages the Institute to not let the drive for quick results compromise the provision of quality services and effective treatment and interventions.
NCOSS Submission: In the Report of the Chief Health Officer of NSW oral health is covered in the section of the report entitled health priorities. However it can be said that oral health as a priority is not reflected in the funding and resources that are committed to oral health care in NSW. As quoted in the report from AHMAC, “Dental caries is the most prevalent health problem, and periodontal diseases are the fifth most prevalent health problem, in Australia. About 90% of all tooth loss can be attributed to these two health problems and, because they are preventable and treatable, most tooth loss is avoidable” (292)
In August 2003, IPART, released its report on NSW Health - Focusing on Patient Care. The report proposes greater clarification of the roles and responsibilities of the Area Health Services and NSW Health.