Northern Territory Clinical Senate

The key focus of the Department of Health is to achieve the best health and wellbeing for all Territorians through the development, management and performance of the public health system.

The Northern Territory Clinical Senate is being established to provide the Chief Executive Officer with advice about improving patient safety and the clinical quality of health services across the Northern Territory.

The Expressions of interest for clinical members on the Northern Territory Clinical Senate is now closed.

Interested clinicians are requested to complete their application in accordance with the EOI.

Clinicians practising in the public, non-government and private sectors are sought, as are emerging clinical leaders.

The Chairs of the Health Advisory Committees will be nominated as the consumer members of the Clinical Senate. Expressions of interest are therefore being sought for clinical members only.

If short-listed, you will be invited for an interview in October 2017.

Northern Territory Clinical Senate first meeting

The Senate will have its initial meeting in early December 2017 in Darwin.

About the Northern Territory Clinical Senate

The Northern Territory Clinical Senate will provide expert advice, information and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer in consideration of:

  • the Department’s clinical governance strategy and its implementation;
  • the Department’s clinical quality and patient safety programs, standards, guidelines and indicators and the implementation of these;
  • evidence-based strategies in relation to system integration;
  • evidence-based strategies in relation to the management of consumers with complex or chronic conditions; and
  • clinical quality and patient safety issues regarding the Northern Territory health system, including access to health services by people living in remote communities.

Northern Territory Clinical Senate members

Northern Territory Clinical Senate members will include up to 30 non-representational multi-disciplinary clinicians and consumers with appropriate skills and experience in clinical quality and patient safety systems and processes from across the broader NT health system to ensure there is both an internal and external perspective in improving quality and safety of health care delivery.

Contact

Northern Territory Clinical Senate
Secretariat – Dr Sara Watson, Director Clinical Quality and Patient Safety
Phone: 8999 2526
Email: clinicalsenate.doh@nt.gov.au

We thank Victoria Department of Health Victorian Clinical Council, for its assistance in the development of the documents on this website.

Last updated: 26 September 2017