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.