National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
The National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC) is a sub committee of the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee (MHISS) established to oversee the development and implementation of a national performance measurement framework for mental health services to support benchmarking for mental health service improvement, and provide national information on mental health system performance.
NMHPSC reports to the Mental Health Standing Committee (MHSC) through the MHISS.
- Chair (a nominee of the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee)
- Chair of the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee (MHISS)
- A representative from the Department of Health and Ageing (Mental Health System Improvement Branch)
- Representatives from the Australian States and Territories Mental Health Information Units
- A representative from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- MHISS Consumer representative
- MHISS Carer representative
- A representative from the National Mental Health Information Expert Panel
- A representative from each of the four sector Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panels (Forensic, Child and Adolescent, Adult, and Older Persons)
- A representative from the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network
- A representative from the Private Hospital Sector
- A representative from the Safety and Quality Partnership Subcommittee
- A representative from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Other MHISS members and organisations may be invited to join the NMHPSC from time to time as required.
Australian States and Territories are represented by a core group of Jurisdictional members. Other jurisdictions and New Zealand can elect to receive the same formal communication as members including agenda papers and minutes, and have access to the NMHPSC wiki, in order to provide input to meetings via an attending member, Chair or Secretariat.
The National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC) was established under the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee (MHISS) in 2005.
Terms of Reference
- Advise on the ongoing development of a national performance measurement framework for mental health services, primarily to support benchmarking for health services improvement and to provide national information on mental health system performance.
- Prepare appropriate technical documentation and other resource materials required to support the use of performance indicators within mental health services.
- Provide a point of authoritative advice to assist States and Territories in the implementation of agreed key performance indicators for mental health services.
- Receive and consider input to the national mental health performance measurement framework and on existing and potential performance indicators.
- Advise on requirements for the development of national publications and other reporting process to facilitate comparative analysis and information on the performance of mental health services.
- Advise on mental health performance indicators suitable for use nationally within the mental health sector.
- Develop and maintain linkages with other relevant national committees and organisations.
- Report regularly to the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee (MHISS) on progress in the implementation and further development of agreed national performance indicators within mental health services, and supply MHISS with minutes from each meeting of the NMHPSC.
- Produce a work plan with timeframes aligned to the Fourth National Mental Health Plan, reviewed and updated annually, for endorsement by the MHISS.
- Under the work plan, develop an accompanying National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee communication plan.
The NMHPSC meets three times a year.
The dates and venues of meetings for 2013:
22 February 2013 - Melbourne
9 May 2013 - Sydney
12 September 2013 - Sydney
Mental Health Information Unit
PO Box 2368
FORTITUDE VALLEY BC QLD 4006
Ph: (07) 3328 9523
Email: NMHPSC Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org