Invitation to attend and participate in ‘Garling After 10’ a forum to discuss the state of public health services in NSW after Garling and ‘Caring Together’


Are you interested in the delivery of quality and safe healthcare in the NSW public health system?

Participate in its future by attending ‘Garling After 10’.

On 27 November 2018 it will be ten years since the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in New South Wales – the Garling Report – was handed down to the NSW government.

The Garling Report and ‘Caring Together’ (the Health Action Plan for NSW to implement Commissioner Garling’s recommendations) represented an extensive and at times radical transformation in the focus, practice and future of public health services in NSW. This anniversary is an excellent opportunity to revisit the Garling Report: discuss its impact, its successes and the places where further improvements can be made.

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association is proud to announce that it will be hosting a forum of interested individuals and organisations to discuss ‘Garling After 10’ to be facilitated by Professor Mary Chiarella on the evening of 27 November 2018. A panel of activists and experts will be present and called on to draw out the most important and critical features of the Report and Action Plan, comprising:

  • Dr Antony Sara, NSW president ASMOF
  • Professor Brian McGaughan, chair of the Clinical Excellence Commission and the Agency for Clinical Innovation
  • Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University
  • Professor John Buchanan, Head of Discipline, Business Analytics, University of Sydney
  • John Stubbs, Health Consumers NSW
  • Judith Kiejda, Assistant General Secretary, NSW Nurses & Midwives’ Association
  • Dr Clare Skinner, Hospital Reform Group
  • John Walsh, chair of the panel evaluating the implementation of ‘Caring Together’

You are invited to participate as a member of the audience representing your own interest in public health services, or the interests of your stakeholder organisation.

The Nurses Union has also made available a series of interviews and documents on the topic available on-line. You are invited to contribute your comments and observations as part of a developing conversation about public health services in NSW. Among the people interviewed for this project are Dr Antony Sara, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Anthony Brown, Chief Executive, Health Consumers NSW, Professor Stephen Duckett (Health Program Director, The Grattan Institute), Judith Kiejda, Dr Clare Skinner, and John Walsh, chair of the panel evaluating the implementation of ‘Caring Together’.

Visit to listen to these interviews and read the summary report.

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible as space is limited