Our responsibilities under the Health Care Act 2008 (the Act) are:
- Provide advice to the Minister about:
- the operation of the health system
- health outcomes for South Australians and, as appropriate, for particular population groups
- the effectiveness of methods used within the health system to engage communities andindividuals in improving their health outcomes.
- the net benefit provided by the services, the cost effectiveness of services, and available resources
- the net impact that the adoption of the advice would have on other services, or on the community more generally
- the value placed on any relevant services by members of the public who use those services.
HPC will, on a 4-yearly basis, furnish to the Minister a report that assesses the health of South Australians and changes in health outcomes over the reporting period.
The report will:
- identify significant trends in the health status of South Australians and consider future priorities for the health system having regard to trends in health outcomes, including trends that relate to particular illnesses or population groups
- review the performance of the various health systems established within the State in achieving the objects of the Act
- identify any other significant issues considered relevant by HPC; and conform with any requirements of the Minister as to the form of the report and other matters to be addressed by the report.
2012 independent review of HPC
With our first term of membership concluding on 25 June 2012, the Minister for Health and Ageing commissioned the Office of Public Employment and Review, to independently review our membership structure. The review was completed in January 2012 and the report submitted to the Minister on 31 January 2012.
The findings and recommendations put forward were endorsed by the Minister and subsequently formed the selection process for appointing members in subsequent terms.