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Statewide Clinical Networks

SA Health is re-establishing Statewide Clinical Networks to better enable collaboration on ways to improve care in the South Australian health system. The Networks will operate across the continuum of care, across private and public sectors and across all Local Health Networks.

Statewide Clinical Networks will include all interested clinicians involved in the delivery of a service across SA, led by a small steering committee of key personnel able to influence outcomes and implement changes to services as required.

Statewide Clinical Networks are currently being established in the following areas:

Expressions of interest for membership on the Palliative Care and Urgent Care Statewide Clinical Network Steering Committees are now open. Membership will include consumer representation. Information regarding Expressions of Interest for consumers is available on the Consumer Partnerships page

Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network

The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network aims to improve access, equity and care to South Australians requiring palliative care services.

Dr David Holden has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network. Dr Holden is a specialist in palliative medicine, working with the Northern Adelaide Palliative Service. He is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the Discipline of Medicine. Dr Holden is also the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine Council Treasurer and a Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative National Advisory Group member.

Expressions of Interest for membership of the Network Steering Committee are now open and can be submitted by completing the Application Form. For details on how to be a consumer representative, see the Consumer Partnerships page.

Expressions of interest were due to close on Friday 13 September 2019. This has now been extended as many potential applicants have attended the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth from 9-13 September 2019.

Applications now close Thursday 19 September 2019.

Applicants should read:

It is anticipated that the first Steering Committee meeting will be held in late 2019.

Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network

The Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network will primarily focus on developing new care options for South Australians who need to access time-sensitive care for an injury or illness in a non-Emergency Department setting.

Dr Caroline Phegan has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network. Dr Phegan is currently a GP Consultant in Noarlunga Hospital Emergency Department and the Deputy Chair of the SA MET accreditation committee. She holds an MBA (Health) which has given her a unique perspective of the health sector. Her career has spanned many facets of medicine including hospital based medicine, general practice in urban and rural areas and medical advisor roles in across public and private sectors including for the Department of Human Services in the Practice Review Program for Medicare Australia.

Expressions of Interest for membership of the Network Steering Committee are now open and can be submitted by completing the Application Form. For details on how to be a consumer representative, see the Consumer Partnerships page.

Applications close Friday 13 September

Applicants should read:

It is anticipated that the first Steering Committee meeting will be held in late 2019.

Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network

The Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network is being established to improve cardiology services provided to the South Australian community.

Dr Phil Tideman has been appointed Clinical Lead for the Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network.

Dr Tideman has considerable experience as a senior consultant physician with 25 years’ experience in the field of cardiology, and 35 years’ experience in the SA public health system. He is innovative in his approaches to help overcome access disadvantage for rural and remote people and their communities. He is noted for his work in developing, evaluating and sustaining the Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network (iCCnet).

Work has now begun to establish the Network Steering Committee and an Expressions of Interest process for membership will commence shortly.

Statewide Cancer Clinical Network

Expressions of interest (EOI) for the Clinical Lead position for the Statewide Cancer Clinical Network have now closed.

An independent panel will now review applications and make recommendations to the Commissioner. Following appointment of the Clinical Lead, a Network Steering Committee will be established.

The Statewide Cancer Clinical Network will progress key clinical improvement work, including the development of Standards, Pathways and Models of Care for Cancer in South Australia.

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