Dr Matthew O’Meara answering FAQs from parents about COVID-19 and when to bring your infant or child to hospital.
To provide an opportunity for clinicians to share ideas, strategies, local solutions and concerns with respect to COVID-19 pandemic preparedness.
The community of practice will be multidisciplinary and include representation from all districts, relevant networks and pillars. It will enable clinicians and clinical managers in acute paediatric and youth health from all districts and networks to provide expert advice and guidance to the system, and to escalate matters that require a statewide or system response.
Health and Social Policy will escalate issues raised by the community of practice to Strategic Reform and Planning. Key information will be collected and distributed through
MOH-COVID19-ClinicalAdvice@health.nsw.gov.au, which will be monitored by Strategic Reform and Planning.
Collated issues/advice will be escalated by Ms Willcox through to the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) and/or the State Health Emergency Operations Centre (SHEOC) as appropriate.
PHEOC and SHEOC responses will be provided to Strategic Reform and Planning and then to the community of practice secretariat(s).
Weekly community of practice updates will be provided to NSW Health Chief Executives.
Each community of practice will have a clinical lead appointed by Deb Willcox, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Resources.
A group which is able to endorse statewide changes or make decisions that impact a unit or system or allocate funding to recommendations.
This community of practice is open to medical, nursing, allied health and clinical network leaders and managers working in acute paediatrics and youth health. As a minimum it will include representation from all districts and networks. However, membership may be extended more broadly to include all interested NSW Health staff as well as professional colleges, private providers/clinicians and other non-government organisations as appropriate to the clinical speciality.
To join participants should email:
Ad hoc basis using digital platforms. Details will be attached to the calendar invitations. Initial meetings commenced 26 March 2020.
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