Go to top of page

Managing work plan activities

As the COVID‑19 pandemic emerged, the Commission iteratively reviewed activities and timelines for individual projects under the work plan, and external contracts for 2019–20. This involved prioritising tasks and activities to avoid placing undue pressure on health service organisations and clinicians occupied in responding to COVID‑19, and reallocating staff to respond to health system need. As a result of these changes, some consultation and engagement activities were deferred to 2020–21, and desktop activities such as project planning, resource drafting and literature reviews were brought forward.

The Commission took a risk management approach to balancing the work plan activities with new requests and redeployment directions, and continually monitored the progress of deliverables under the work plan to ensure there were no significant delays.