More than 150 senior clinicians and health system leaders have joined a strategic conversation to redesign Queensland’s clinician leadership framework.
The Queensland Clinical Senate led the discussion at its March meeting ‘Leading for the future’ in Brisbane. Senate Chair Dr David Rosengren said the meeting focused on strategies to strengthen clinician leadership and the voice of clinicians through the Senate and Statewide Clinical Networks.
"With significant change in the health system in Queensland during the past 10 to 15 years, the environment in which the Senate and Clinical Networks are now operating in is vastly different from when they were formed," David said. "It is vital that we assess the clinician leadership framework to ensure it is fit for purpose into the future, while strengthening clinician contribution to health system governance in Queensland."
Dr Rosengren said the high level of engagement suggests clinicians were strongly invested in the process. "Clinicians want to be involved in steering the direction of the health system," David said.
A working group, which led the discussions to date, will continue to have oversight and provide direction on the topic, including outcomes from the workshop.
The March 2018 meeting was the last for many Senate members whose three-year term has ended. Dr Rosengren and Clinical Excellence Division Deputy Director-General Dr John Wakefield thanked outgoing members for their contribution.
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