As part of the governance structure, WA Primary Health Alliance convenes a Clinical Council and Community Advisory Councils, with the essential role of acting as the critical friend to the Primary Health Networks. The Councils serve to advise the WAPHA Board on the setting of strategic priorities.

Clinical Councils and Committees

The purpose of the Clinical Councils is to bring to bear professional, organisational and personal experience to inform the Board and WAPHA staff about system/service changes and improvements that enhance quality, and deliver better health outcomes in the region.  As champions of change, members maximise and leverage their own clinical networks to improve health outcomes through joined up care.  They assist WAPHA achieve progress in the areas identified as the pillars: Aboriginal Health, Population Health, Health Workforce, Digital Health, Mental Health, Aged Care, and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).

WAPHA supports nine Clinical Councils and Committee, one in each of the following regions:

  • Perth North
  • Perth South
  • Goldfields
  • Great Southern
  • Kimberley
  • Midwest
  • Pilbara
  • South West
  • Wheatbelt

WA Primary Health Alliance is currently seeking nominations to several Regional Clinical Councils:

Great Southern:

  1. GP Representative
  2. GP Representative
  3. Pharmacist/Community Pharmacist
  4. Clinical Sector Representative – Aboriginal Health
  5. Clinical Sector Representative – Aged Care
  6. Clinical Sector Representative – Alcohol and Other Drugs
  7. Clinical Sector Representative – Allied Health
  8. Clinical Sector Representative – Mental Health
  9. Clinical Sector Representative – NGOs
  10. Community Health/Generalist Representative

Contact Regional Co-ordinator, Janine Beamish on 0447 268 987 or Janine.beamish@wapha.org.au to inquire about the roles and to request a nomination form.

Interest from prospective members who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or as LGBTI is encouraged.

Kimberley:

  1. GP Representative
  2. Clinical Sector Representative – Aboriginal Health
  3. Clinical Sector Representative – Aged Care
  4. Clinical Sector Representative – Allied Health
  5. Clinical Sector Representative – NGOs
  6. Community Health/Generalist Representative

Contact Regional Manager Andy McGaw on 0439 336 177 or at andrew.mcgaw@wapha.org.au to inquire about the roles and to request a nomination form.

Interest from prospective members who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or as LGBTI is encouraged.

Midwest:

  1. GP Representative
  2. GP Representative
  3. Pharmacist/Community Pharmacist
  4. Clinical Sector Representative – Aboriginal Health
  5. Clinical Sector Representative – Aged Care
  6. Clinical Sector Representative – Alcohol and Other Drugs
  7. Clinical Sector Representative – Allied Health
  8. Clinical Sector Representative – Mental Health
  9. Clinical Sector Representative – NGOs
  10. Community Health/Generalist Representative

Contact Regional Manager, Jodie Green on 0439 282 636 or jodie.green@wapha.org.au to inquire about the roles and to request a nomination form.

Interest from prospective members who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or as LGBTI is encouraged.

Pilbara:

  1. GP Representative
  2. Pharmacist/Community Pharmacist
  3. Clinical Sector Representative – Aboriginal Health
  4. Clinical Sector Representative – Alcohol and Other Drugs
  5. Clinical Sector Representative – Allied Health

Contact Regional Manager, Winny Henry on 0429 122 526 or winny.henry@wapha.org.au to inquire about the roles and to request a nomination form.

Interest from prospective members who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or as LGBTI is encouraged.

South West:

  1. Pharmacist/Community Pharmacist
  2. Clinical Sector Representative – Alcohol and Other Drugs
  3. Clinical Sector Representative – NGOs

Contact Regional Manager Kate Cross on 0436 020 610 or at Kate.Cross@wapha.org.au to inquire about the roles and to request a nomination form.

Interest from prospective members who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or as LGBTI is encouraged.

Wheatbelt:

  1. GP Representative
  2. GP Representative
  3. Clinical Sector Representative – Alcohol and Other Drugs
  4. Clinical Sector Representative – Mental Health

Contact Melissa Deegenaars on 0428 906 338 or at melissa.deegenaars@wapha.org.au to inquire about the roles and to request a nomination form.

Interest from prospective members who identify as ATSI or as LGBTI is encouraged.

Community Advisory Councils

Community Advisory Councils comprise of health service users, consumers, carers and community members. The Councils act as a critical friend to PHNs, advising the WAPHA Board by bringing community perspectives to bear on the setting of strategic priorities.  Advice will align with the PHN’s Needs Assessment, and local and Commonwealth priorities.  The Councils enable health system improvement and reform in local regions or for identified community groups.

Members apprise the WAPHA Board of community ideas that will drive improvements in person centred care, and deliver better health outcomes in the region.  As champions of change, members maximise and leverage their own community networks to improve health outcomes through joined up care.  They assist WAPHA achieve progress in the areas identified as the pillars: Aboriginal Health, Population Health, Health Workforce, Digital Health, Mental Health, Aged Care, and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).