Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Meet the clinical experts who leads our Statewide Clinical Networks to help improve the quality of care in South Australia

25 Sept 2023

The Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­works (SCN) are groups of health pro­fes­sion­als, health ser­vice organ­i­sa­tions, con­sumers and car­ers who work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly to achieve high qual­i­ty care in a par­tic­u­lar clin­i­cal area. 

The 8 clin­i­cal net­works are led by expe­ri­enced clin­i­cians with a pas­sion for improv­ing patient care. One of the 8 net­works is also lead by co-led by a con­sumer rep­re­sen­ta­tive. The leads play a crit­i­cal role in the net­works, pro­vid­ing strate­gic direc­tion and ensur­ing that the net­works are meet­ing the needs of patients.

The net­works are work­ing to improve care in a num­ber of areas, including: 

  • Stan­dar­d­is­ing care pathways 
  • Devel­op­ing clin­i­cal prac­tice guidelines 
  • Pro­mot­ing evi­dence-based practice 
  • Improv­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion between clinicians 

The cur­rent SCN leads are: 

  • Dr Jem­ma Ander­son, Ado­les­cent Tran­si­tion Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Dr Michael Osborn, Can­cer Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Pro­fes­sor Jayme Ben­netts, Car­diac Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Pro­fes­sor Anne Burke, Chron­ic Pain Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Pro­fes­sor Chris Bar­nett, Clin­i­cal Genomics Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Dr Peter All­croft, Pal­lia­tive Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Kathryn Houri­g­an, Pal­lia­tive Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work (Con­sumer representative) 
  • Dr Phil Wor­ley, Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Network 
  • Dr Ruth Holmes, Urgent and Emer­gent Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Network

To get to know them bet­ter, see Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work leads.