Brisbane South PHN has two councils that provide expert advice and recommendations to the Board on a range of clinical and community issues. The Board uses the Council’s guidance to inform decision-making and assist in developing strategies that respond to specific regional health needs.
Clinical Advisory Council
The Clinical Advisory Council is GP-led and advises the Board on clinical and operational issues. Key focus areas for the Council include:
identifying regional strategies to improve the operation of the health care system for patients
facilitating more effective and integrated primary health care networks to reduce avoidable hospital attendance
identifying strategic, cost-effective investment and innovation opportunities to improve health services.
In addition to General Practitioners, the Council comprises other health professionals including nurses, allied health professionals, community and Aboriginal health workers, medical specialists and hospital representatives.
Community Advisory Council
The Community Advisory Council advises the Board on community and consumer issues. Key focus areas for the Council include:
identifying local strategies to improve the operation and integration of the health care system for patients
promoting and facilitating more effective patient-centred care throughout the primary health care network and decision-making processes
identifying cost-effective, locally relevant investment and innovation opportunities that align with the values, needs and expectations of the local community.
The Community Council reflects the diversity of our regional population, with members representing a broad spectrum of our community.
Other organisations, including non-government organisations and private companies, and individuals may attend Council meetings by invitation to provide advice and direction for specific local initiatives.