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May 18

Principles of partnership: successfully working with medical staff

Many health organisations are frustrated by the difficulty they have in engaging doctors in the organisation.  There are frequent complaints from health service executives that doctors do not come to key meetings, do not collaborate on improvements, want to do things their way and stymie change. There are just as many complaints from medical staff … Continue reading Principles of partnership: successfully working with medical staff

05
May 18

How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership

The health sector faces a challenging future.  Forecasted resource scarcities due to skill shortages, funding unpredictability and changing models of care all emphasise the need for health leaders to become even more responsive and transformational in order to meet these challenges.  Through implementing a suite of training programs to give clinicians experience in practising skills in … Continue reading How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership

23
Sep 15

Building for our Kids’ Health

As Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) nears completion, there are many lessons we have learnt along the way; and we also have the benefit of insights gained through the recent commissioning of other tertiary paediatric and adult hospitals both in Australia and overseas. Clinician engagement One thing that has been paramount from the start; clinician engagement … Continue reading Building for our Kids’ Health

09
Jun 15

Breakthrough Collaborative Methods for Clinicians

Do you struggle with the scale of the improvement required in health systems? Does it feel overwhelming at times when you look at all the data that is available to us from incident reporting, patient complaints, audits, benchmarking studies and the like? It can feel very daunting, where to start, how to scale up the … Continue reading Breakthrough Collaborative Methods for Clinicians

16
May 14

Your 5 step guide to reducing clinical risks & getting accredited

Standard 6 of the NSQHS 10 standards can be defined by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as “Clinical leaders and senior managers of a health service organisation implement documented systems for effective and structured clinical handover. Clinicians and other members of the workforce use the clinical handover systems.” Very wordy … Continue reading Your 5 step guide to reducing clinical risks & getting accredited

17
Feb 14

How to embed clinical governance

With the introduction of 5 brand new (EQuIPNational) National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, the hospital sector is set for another big year. I caught up with a few of our past speakers recently to find out what their clinical governance priorities are for 2014. This is what they had to say…   Professor … Continue reading How to embed clinical governance

08
Jan 14

CPD – Are you doing enough quality hours?

One of the major requirements of being a registered health practitioner in Australia is that you undertake your required CPD hours. CPD requirements vary across the different professions however many people usually need 40 CPD hours annually in order to stay registered. Ever sit there wondering how many CPD hours you’re meant to be clocking … Continue reading CPD – Are you doing enough quality hours?