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As noted at the end of last year the Association was making representations to the Ministry of Health regarding the new version of the NSW Health Code of Conduct policy directive PD2015_035.

As noted at the end of last year the Association was making representations to the Ministry of Health regarding the new version of the NSW Health Code of Conduct policy directive PD2015_035. It was extremely disappointing that this revised version of the code, issued without prior consultation, was found to contain changes that went beyond that which could reasonably be described as updating or clarifying. Following vigorous representations from the Association (and other public health unions), consultation and constructive engagement was entered into by the Ministry to resolve the concerns identified. This resulted in a revised code being distributed by the Ministry (PD2015_049), to supersede the contentious policy directive. This was a positive outcome and we thank all those members whose vigilance identified not only the unannounced changes, but also the potential consequences if they had been left unquestioned.

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Title Annotation:BREAKING NEWS; New South Wales
Publication:The Lamp
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Feb 1, 2016
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