Clinical Leadership Program Graduation
28 July 2016
More than 30 senior clinicians from across NSW have graduated as the 15th Cohort in our Executive Clinical Leadership Program. Chief Executive Carrie Marr and Board Chairman A/Prof Brian McCaughan officiated the graduation from the course which requires participants to develop a quality improvement project and demonstrate how it could be applied in a practical setting.
Ms Marr said more than 2,200 health workers from across NSW were now proud graduates of the organisation's programs.
“Clinicians come to these programs supported by their local health district and wanting to realise real improvements for patients seen across NSW public health facilities each year,” Ms Marr said. “This process gets graduates thinking about not just what needs to be done to improve health but how to go about doing that," she said.
“Importantly, these latest graduates were spread across the 800,000sq/km of the NSW health system – from areas as diverse as Ballina, Dubbo and Sydney – and they represent a wonderful professional mix including nurses, doctors, mental health and allied health staff.
“We are committed to seeing new graduates each year as it ensures we have skilled and supported health workers who are able and willing to lead quality patient care and inspire their teams.”
Chief Executive Carrie Marr hears about a health improvement project developed by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District graduate David Campbell.
Board Chairman Brian McCaughan tells graduates strong leadership in the pursuit of ongoing health improvement is vital.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District graduate Philip Read developed a project which aimed to reduce receptive syringe sharing and discusses his outcomes with a fellow graduate.
Dr Peter Newton works with NSW Pathology and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. He developed a project which looked at ways to improve laboratory diagnosis of influenza for hospitalised patients.