Research, Education & Training

November 2020

Help shape our future health system


Work is currently underway to develop the Future Health Strategy, which looks to position the NSW health system to meet the future healthcare needs of our community, patients and the workforce to deliver that healthcare.


The Future Health Strategy will outline the next 10 year time horizon for the NSW health system, following on from the NSW State Health Plan, which ends on 30 June 2021.

It also furthers the work we’ve progressed over recent years in accelerating value based healthcare, digitally enabled healthcare, integrating care and in improving the patient experience.


A key part of the strategy will be identifying the ways that we can work together as a system to continue delivering high quality, safe and compassionate care to the residents of NSW.

We can’t do this without your input, and I encourage you to take the time to complete the Future Health online survey so we can better understand the things that matter most to you.

Your views are crucial and will help drive improvements across our health system – in the way we work, the way we deliver health services and the projects we prioritise over the next decade.

Thank you for helping to ensure every NSW citizen benefits from a stronger, more effective public health system.


Submitted by Polina Matveycheva on behalf of Corporate Communications

Impacts of COVID-19 on NSW healthcare workers – staff questionnaire


Wellness @ Work - COVID and beyond

Calling all:
• Administration worker/Clericals
• Cleaners
• Medical Doctors
• Nurses

We want your valuable feedback, via our online questionnaire, on how the pandemic has impacted you – including your health, work and family life. Our team of WSLHD clinicians and researchers want to minimise physical and psychological distress as you continue to deal with the current pandemic, and determine how staff can be best supported in similar future situations.

You may have been emailed a link to the online questionnaire. Alternatively, you can click here to participate.

The questionnaire will take about 15 minutes. All responses are anonymous and will be treated confidentially.

This research been approved by the Western Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee.


Contact for more information

Dr Helen Achat

9840 3370

Submitted by Joanne Stubbs

Library training in November and December


Library training sessions can help you access information more quickly and easily. Research expertise supports individual best practice and also ensures clinical programs and procedures are informed by the latest evidence – and all Library sessions are completely free for WSLHD staff and students!

The following WSLHD Library training sessions are all on offer in November and December:

DEV14044 How to Manage your References using Endnote
DEV14047 How to Search for Allied Health Resources
DEV14053 How to Search for Nursing Resources
DEVC14055 How to Search for Drug Resources
DEV14056 How to Search CIAP Most Effectively
DEV14058 How to Search for Mental Health Resources
DEV14081 How to Get Connected with Your Library

For details click here.

All WSLHD Library training sessions are currently being offered virtually via phone or video conference or in small groups observing social distancing.
Scheduled sessions can be booked directly via My Health Learning.

You can also contact your WSLHD Library to arrange tailored individual and group training sessions.

Visit My Health Learning


Contact for more information

Judy Reading


Submitted by Judy Reading

HETI Virtual Management Development Programs


The HETI has just launched the Management Development Virtual Classroom Series. This series consists of:

  • CORE Chat – Our Values in Action

  • CORE Chat for Managers: Leading Cultural Change

  • Emotional Intelligence in Practice

  • Positively Resolving Workplace Conflict

  • Purposeful Meetings

These workshops are available to all NSW Health Organisations. This will enable networking and sharing of ideas. To participate staff need to enrol through My Health Learning (MHL) and will need access to:

  • A laptop with video conferencing capabilities including video camera and microphone

  • High speed internet

  • A quiet environment with no distractions

Please note the workshops will only go ahead if there are adequate numbers participating.

Visit My Health Learning


Contact for more information

Sandra Cuneo

9840 362


Submitted by Sandra Cuneo

Auburn Hospital Research Symposium



Auburn Hospital Research Symposium

20 November 2020, 12-1.30 pm

Come and join us to hear presentations from Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) newly appointed professors: Rochelle Wynne, Professor of Nursing, Jan-Willem Alffenaar, Chair of Clinical Pharmacy, Peter Hockey, Professor of Medical Education and Benjamin Smith, Professor of Public Health (Prevention and Health Promotion). Followed by research presentations from hospital staff and medical students about the research they have recently conducted!

The goal is to share Auburn research achievements, build research capacity, and foster collaboration to develop high-quality health research projects at Auburn to improve public health and health services, inform policy and drive change.

Click here to see flyer.

Register here.



Contact for more information: 

Mark Smith




Submitted by Mark Smith

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