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The primary role of the Statewide Centre for Improvement of Palliative Care (SCIP), in consultation with NSW Health, is to provide leadership in service development and improvement, support planning activities at State and Local Health Networks (LHN) levels and support implementation of the NSW Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2010 - 2013 (The Framework).

SCIP's goals are to:

  • Improve community and professional awareness and understanding of palliative care;
  • Support continuous improvement in the quality and effectiveness of palliative care service delivery; and
  • Promote and support partnerships in the provision of care for people who are dying and their families, and the infrastructure for that care, to support delivery of high quality effective palliative care across all settings.