Clinical Excellence Commission

NSW Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care


The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) is responsible for leading safety and quality improvement in the NSW public health system. It was established in 2004 to promote and support improved clinical care, safety and quality across NSW. The CEC is guided by NSW Health values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

Our programs, projects and initiatives address quality and safety issues identified in the NSW health system. Areas of focus include engaging patients and consumers in care, improving clinical practice, building capacity in health care and using data to drive change.

Find out more about our programs