Clinical leads - Primary care community of practice
The Health and Social Policy Branch (Community Care and Priority Populations Unit) at the Ministry of Health will provide an opportunity for sharing of ideas, strategies, local solutions and concerns with respect to COVID-19 Pandemic preparedness and response.
The Community of Practice will include representation from key primary care organisations in NSW, enabling expert advice and guidance to the system, and escalation of matters that require a statewide or system response.
The aim of these sessions is to:
The Health and Social Policy Branch will escalate issues raised by the Community of Practice to the Strategic Reform and Planning Branch.
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 Branch 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 has a clinical lead/s appointed by Deb Willcox, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Resources.
The Clinical Leads:
A group which is able to endorse statewide changes or make decisions that impacts a unit or system or allocate funding to recommendations.
This Community of Practice is comprised of representatives from key primary care organisations including the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council, Agency for Clinical Innovation, Allied Health Professions Australia, the AMA (NSW), Commonwealth Department of Health, Maari Ma Health, NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Primary Health Networks, and the RACGP.
Every four weeks on a Friday from 1pm using Skype for business. Skype for business details will be attached to the calendar invite.
MOH-PrimaryandCommunityCare@health.nsw.gov.au if you would like more information about the community.