The Clinical Advisory Council is the peak advisory body to the CEIH and supports the development of the CEIH vision and purpose in alignment with statewide health priorities and community expectations. The Council provides advice, insight and support to the CEIH on current and future programs of work.
The Clinical Network Executive Group brings together the Leads from the Statewide Clinical Networks with South Australia’s professional leads and key executives from SA Health. This connection shares knowledge, fosters collaboration and forms relationships across agencies to deliver better healthcare with minimal bureaucracy.
The Community of Consumers is a dynamic group of healthcare consumers who have expressed interest in the work of the CEIH. At their request, a closed Facebook group was created as an online environment where members can stay informed about our work or can opt to participate in various projects and activities.
Statewide Clinical Networks
Statewide Clinical Networks are groups of health professionals, health service organisations, consumers and carers who work collaboratively with the goal of clinical service redesign for high quality care. They operate across the continuum of care, across private and public sectors and Local Health Networks.
Statewide Clinical Networks are established to achieve two main functions: develop a network of clinicians, consumers and the community with an interest in a specific area in health, and to resolve identified problems that will lead to significant improvement in health outcomes for South Australians. Each network has a clinical and/or consumer lead and a steering committee to develop the vision, goals and work program for the network.
The CEIH assists in the establishment of Statewide Clinical Networks and provides resources to manage and inform clinical innovation and improvement projects with the focus of building the capability of the members to navigate the policy and practice environment of government and other parts of the health system. The CEIH’s Statewide Clinical Network Model for Transition and Capability Development Framework provide a capacity building mechanism with a view to long-term sustainability and growth system-wide.
Once they are established and have developed strong connections, Statewide Clinical Networks transition to a Statewide Clinical Communities of Practice.
Eight Statewide Clinical Networks have been established with the CEIH and these are detailed below along with their goals.
The Statewide Cancer Clinical Network aims to improve health outcomes for all South Australians affected by cancer by:
- Focusing on compassionate and equitable care
- Working in collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the entire cancer continuum
- Building on latest evidence to drive excellence and innovation
- Driving improvements in safety, quality and patient experience
- Providing strategic expertise and advice on cancer care
The Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network aims to improve cardiology services for the South Australian community through:
- Ensuring equitable access to comprehensive, evidence based cardiovascular care, aimed at reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease
- Developing a multidisciplinary, highly skilled, inclusive workforce delivering best possible outcomes
- Using comprehensive, high-quality data to assist service planning and drive continuous quality improvement
- Innovating in and implementing new or improved models of patient-focused care
- Supporting a connected and engaged workforce that is responsive to patient needs and deliver high quality care, teaching and research at all levels
The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network aims to improve access, equity and care to South Australians requiring palliative care services by:
- Increasing awareness of advanced care planning and bereavement services
- Developing better health literacy in the community
- Collaborating to improve data collection
- Collaborating to create a Palliative Care Plan for South Australia
The Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network is committed to supporting urgent, unplanned, non‑life threatening care by:
- Championing clinically appropriate care at the right place in the right timeframe
- Linking consumers with appropriate hospital alternative services
- Improving access to urgent care for consumers aged over 75, those suffering from mental health emergencies and people living in rural areas who require services in metro areas
- Collaborating to augment models of Urgent Care in South Australia
The Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network aims to:
- Foster improved recognition and understating of chronic pain and its effective management in the community
- Foster systems development to enable transparent sharing of data which can support cross-sector service design, delivery and collaboration
- Support improvements in community, primary health and hospital settings to ensure timely access to evidence informed care for all South Australians living with pain
- Build an integrated Community of Practice that optimises the experience and outcomes of chronic pain management
The Statewide Adolescent Transition Care Clinical Network is committed to supporting young people to access care which:
- Meets their needs
- Empowers them to have an ongoing say in its development and evaluation
- Is easily accessible
- Is continuously improving
- Is seamless across all providers of healthcare
The network aims to:
- Improve access to services
- Provide seamless transition, quality and delivery of care to young people
- Ensure young people are part of the system and design
- Improve quality
The Statewide Surgical and Perioperative Care Clinical Network aims to improve the surgical experience and outcomes for all South Australians by:
- Ensuring equitable access
- Appropriateness and efficiency across their surgical journey
- Decrease the requirement for surgical services
The Clinical Genomics Statewide Network aims for the South Australian genomics community to work together to provide the best possible health care for South Australians by:
- Delivering high quality care for people through a person-centred approach to genomics
- Workforce: building a skilled workforce that is literate in genomics
- Finance and infrastructure: ensuring sustainable and strategic investment in cost-effective genomics
- Services: maximising quality, safety and clinical utility of genomics in health care
- Data: responsible collection, storage, use and management of genomic data
- Innovation: establish innovative projects that put South Australia at the forefront of genomics
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