The purpose of the Clinical Council is to enable the CCQ Board to make decisions that are person-centred, relevant to communities and aligned to consumer care expectations.
It is formed via a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and allied health professionals to provide strategic advice on clinical issues to the Board of CCQ, and serves as a link between the CCQ health practitioner community, local Clinical Societies and the CCQ Board.
Clinical Council Governance
The Clinical Council is an advisory sub-committee of the CCQ Board, who is accountable for the performance of the organisation. The Board ensure that appropriate clinical, financial, risk, planning, legal and business management systems are in place to support the organisation to meet its objectives.
In order to effectively support the Board to make decisions, advisory sub-committees provide strategic advise to the Board on relevant issues. These include clinical and community advisory committees as mandated by the Australian Government through the Primary Health Network (PHN) program.
The Clinical Advisory Council is a multi-disciplinary group that comprises GPs, Clinical Educators, Researchers, Hospital staff, Paramedics and Allied Health professionals across our three regions into one collaborative Council.
Current CCQ Clinical Advisory Council members
Dr Bradley Murphy
GP / Practice owner / GP advocate / Academic
Dr Kellie West
General Practitioner, (CQ)
Dr Cornelius Nydam
Doctor in Addictions Service.
Clinical and Neuropych
Dr Wendy Kinton
End of Life care Manager, SCHHS / Speech Pathologist / Researcher
Paramedic, Clinical Educator, QAS
Prof Kim Greaves
Cardiologist and Epidemiologist, SCHHS
Registered Nurse, Researcher, Birtinya.
Dr Julie Blake
Dentist, Practice Owner, Academic and Researcher, Noosa.
Dr Roger Faint
General Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, Buderim.
Maroochydore and Hervey Bay
Assoc Prof Florin Oprescu
Associate Professor in Health Promotion, UniSC
Social Worker, Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner
Dr Mark Dixon
General Practitioner, Medical Administration Trainee
The Clinical Council’s first meeting is on 19 September and will meet quarterly.
View the Clinical Council Terms of Reference for more details.
Updated 24 August 2023