WA Health uses Operational Directives and Information Circulars to inform staff and others of statewide policies, guidelines and frameworks that are applicable within the public health system. Any documents that contain material which is expected to be understood and complied with by relevant staff are issued as an Operational Directives and Information Circulars. All areas within the public health system are expected to implement relevant Operational Directives and Information Circulars.
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How to develop and publish a circular
WA Health has a policy and guideline for the Operational Directive and Information Circular Distribution system. The policy and guideline provides you with information on mandatory requirements for the development, approval, publication and dissemination of circulars in WA Health.
Operational Directives are policy statements that are approved by the Director-General of Health and are mandatory for all WA Health staff to comply with.
Information Circulars are documents that provide advice or guidance within WA’s public health system. ICs are not policy statements, although they may be used to advise the existence or change in status of a policy statement.
Recently issued Operational Directives and Information Circulars
|OD 0477/13||(1 December 2013)|
|Pressure Injury Prevention and Management Policy|
|This policy was developed to establish a consistent and evidence-based approach to pressure injury prevention and management across WA Health in accordance with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare's National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard 8.|
|OD 0476/13||(27 November 2013)|
|WA Health System Wide Policy Documents (Operational Directives and Information Circulars) Policy|
|This Operational Directive supersedes the Operational Directives and Information Circulars Operational Directive (0001/06). It sets out the principles for the endorsement of WA Health system-wide policy documents and information dissemination. It provides:
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