Statewide Clinical Networks are formally recognised groups, principally comprised of clinicians, established to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare.
Statewide Clinical Networks are a key initiative of the Clinical Excellence Queensland as way to engage clinicians and consumers in decision making about clinical services planning and implementation, clinical practice improvement, and quality and safety enhancements.
The role of the networks
As the peak body of expertise in Queensland the statewide clinical networks serve as an independent point of reference for clinicians, Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and the Department of Health. The statewide clinical networks guide quality improvement reform and support clinical policy development, emphasising evidence based practice and clinical consensus to guide implementation, optimisation and provision of high quality patient focussed healthcare.