October 17, 2017
The purpose of the Clinical Councils is to provide the Board of the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN with clinical recommendations and advice on the unique health needs of communities in regional, rural and remote areas, allowing the best possible commissioning and program decisions to be made by the organisation.
In providing guidance and advice, the Clinical Councils ensure a clinical perspective is considered by the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN Board and the Chief Executive Officer, so that decisions, investments and innovations are patient-centred, cost-effective, locally relevant, aligned to departmental and local expectations and appropriately prioritised.
The Clinical Councils act as the regional champions of locally relevant clinical care pathways designed to streamline patient care, improve the quality of care and utilise existing health resources efficiently to improve health outcomes.
Recommendations and advice are focused at a strategic level and include:
There is a focus on recommendations and advice to:
Two Clinical Councils represent the Darling Downs and West Moreton regions:
|Dr Colin Owen||GENERAL PRACTITIONER / CHAIR|
|Dr Debra Carroll||GENERAL PRACTITIONER / GP LIAISON OFFICER|
|Dr Hume Rendle-Short||GP CONNECTIONS BOARD CHAIR|
|Dr Kevin Lynch||GENERAL PRACTITIONER|
|Dr Pat Stuart||GENERAL PRACTITIONER|
|Dr Penny Hutchinson||PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN / DIRECTOR|
|Daphne Cleaves||SPEECH PATHOLOGIST|
|Rica Lacey||INDIGENOUS CULTURAL CAPABILITY CONSULTANT|
|Dr Joan Baker||GENERAL PRACTITIONER|
|Dr Simon Barnett||GENERAL PRACTITIONER|
|Leslie Roberts||NURSE PRACTITIONER|
|Mary Ellen Muller||NURSE|