Respiratory

The Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network (SRCN) has a strategic focus on clinical practice improvement and quality and safety enhancements, and provides expertise, direction, and advice on evidence based best practice to Queensland Health clinicians caring for respiratory patients.

The SRCN Steering Committee is led by a diverse group of senior clinicians and consumer representatives whom provide high level directive and leadership around key statewide-led initiatives and priorities.

The broader Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network brings together a geographically dispersed Queensland group of network members covering consumers, clinicians (medical/nursing/allied health) Indigenous health workers, managers, researchers and non-government organisations.

The role of the network

  • Focus on clinical practice improvement and quality and safety enhancements in relation to respiratory care, service planning and emerging issues, especially in regard to standards, best practice, planning, workforce, quality, research and clinical information systems.
  • Provide expertise, direction and advice to the Department of Health in relation to respiratory care, respiratory service planning, and emerging respiratory issues locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Provide expertise, direction and advice to clinicians caring for respiratory patients in relation to respiratory care and evidence based best practice.
  • Provide opportunities for clinicians specialising in respiratory to communicate and share information with each other.
  • Develop an open and supportive environment for clinicians who are involved in, and consumers of, respiratory care in Queensland.
  • Foster education and research in respiratory best practice.

Current priorities

  • Improvement and standardisation of screening and brief intervention for Smoking Cessation across Queensland Health and community services.
  • Promote quality in lung function testing practice throughout Queensland.
  • Continue to work with non-government organisations to develop and implement both respiratory tools and education around such priorities as COPD or Asthma.
  • To work side by side with the Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care IROC program and support key priorities in rural or remote health.
Last updated: 3 April 2019