Clinician Compacts

Guidance for Developing Compacts
A tool for Medical Engagement

Clinical Compacts Working Group, NSW Health
Medical Staff Compacts are linked to consistency of performance and based on agreed behaviours, expectations and aligned purpose with shared goals.

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WNSWLHD Physician Compacts

Scott McLachlan
Chief Executive, Western NSW Local Health District

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Physician Compact Overview

Dr Peter Thomas
Director, Medical Services, Western NSW Local Health District

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Statement of Agreed Principles on a
Respectful Culture in Medicine

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Medical Compacts

Ian MacDonald
Studer Group Australia

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Physician compacts - USA experience

Dr Jonny Taitz
Director, Paediatric Patient Safety, Clinical Excellence Commission

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Links to resources on Clinician Compacts
  • Physician Executive Journal
    Physician Compact: a tool for enhancing physician satisfaction and improving communication
    Jan - Feb 2009 Sourced from www.healthcarecollaboration.com
  • AMA Journal of Ethics
    Professionalism and Medicine’s Social Contract with Society
    April 2004, Vol 6, No 4