Facilitated by Queensland Health and attended by representatives from across the Queensland health sector, the senate meeting saw discussion on how to look at healthcare differently and explored how healthcare can be better delivered to communities into the future.
The key themes investigated during the senate meeting included funding, workforce, infrastructure, sustainability, health system performance during COVID, continuity of care, keeping the patient at the centre of care, GP and primary care provider engagement, and better integration with Hospital and Health Services (HHSs).
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) Executive Director Health System Integration and Innovation Karin Barron attended on behalf of NQPHN.
“Attending the senate meetings allows NQPHN to work with the sector and explore how NQPHN can better support primary healthcare providers into the future” said Karin.
The Queensland Clinical Senate represents clinicians from across the health system and provides strategic advice and leadership on system-wide issues affecting the quality, affordability, and efficient delivery of patient care within Queensland.
More information about the Queensland Clinical Senate can be found online here.