Recommendation for an Independent National Health Commission

November 2009

The BCA has made a submission to the Minister for Health, the Honourable Nicola Roxon, on the merits of establishing an independent national health commission.

The submission expands on a specific health governance recommendation contained in the BCA paper, Fit for the Job.

Among other recommendations, Fit for the Job called for:

  • The development of a national and comprehensive health strategy that addresses the current and emerging pattern of disease and the determinants of that pattern of disease.
  • The establishment of an independent national health commission to develop, lead and account for that strategy.
  • The establishment of national, patient-based information systems.

Read or download the submission below.

In December 2009 BCA Chief Executive Katie Lahey wrote to Health Minister Nicola Roxon regarding supervision and governance of the health sector, including a recommendation for a supervisory commission for health.

Submission to Minister Roxon recommending the establishment of an independent national health commission