We are currently seeking expressions of interest for consumer or community representatives to be a consumer voice for the work we do on a wide variety of PHN committees and working parties, including our peak consumer/community group - the Community Advisory Committee.
We are seeking passionate locals, who enjoy conversing on health issues impacting on our region, to join our:
- Community Advisory Committee
- Population Health Steering Committee
- My Care Partners Implementation Working Group
- Drug Health Working Group
- Antenatal Shared Care Working Group
All consumer and community representatives on our committees are reimbursed for their time.
To express you interest in joining one of the committees or working groups outlined below, visit the Join Our Committees page on our engagement website: HealthChat.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Melanie on 4632 3065 or 0499 092 655 or email.
The Community Advisory Committee is an advisory committee that reports to the SWSPHN Board. As an advisory body, the Community Advisory Committee is a broad mix of community representatives who reflect the local community profile and key target groups, providing a community perspective on primary healthcare in South Western Sydney. All committee members are committed and informed people who are able to converse on the health issues impacting the local community and to helping SWSPHN achieve its goals, in particular the goal of informing and empowering the South Western Sydney community to make better and more informed health decisions.
As the key link between the community and the SWSPHN Board, the Community Advisory Committee also collaborates with the SWSPHN Clinical Council and SWSPHN Local Health Councils to help achieve SWSPHN’s vision and objectives.
The committee meets bi-monthly on a Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. See the Community Advisory Committee Terms of Reference here.
The Population Health Steering Committee is made up of a mix of local GPs and/or other primary health clinicians and PHN and Local Health District staff.
The committee contributes to the implementation of a population health approach for SWSPHN, oversees ongoing health and service needs assessment activities across South Western Sydney and monitors key population health indicators for our region.
The committee meets quarterly on a Thursday from 3pm to 4.30pm. See the Population Health Steering Committee Terms of Reference here.
The Implementation Working Group is responsible for leading the implementation of My Care Partners, an innovative new program for general practices in South Western Sydney. Under My Care Partners, general practices are recruited to become part of the healthcare neighbourhood of an individual who has chronic and/or complex conditions and are at risk of frequent hospitalisations. The healthcare neighbourhood provides enhanced care and support to these patients.
Members of this working group will have a key role in providing specialist input, strategic advice and recommendations on the implementation, troubleshooting and monitoring of the program. While this committee is not yet fully formed, membership will include a mix of GPs and other primary health providers, consumers, Local Health District representatives and allied health.
The working group meets monthly on a Thursday from 9am to 10.30am. A date for the group's first meeting is yet to be determined. See the My Care Partners Implementation Working Group Terms of Reference here.
The Drug Health Committee works to provide guidance and advice to SWSPHN regarding drug health issues in our region. The committee aims to enhance the integration and collaboration between specialist services, NGOs, primary care and the community. It also provides advice and input on the evaluation processes of alcohol and other drugs commissioned services and is called upon to recommend strategies to address drug health issues including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Membership is for two years.
The committee meets quarterly on a Friday, from 8.30am to 10am. See the Drug Health Committee Terms of Reference here.
The Antenatal Shared Care Working Group oversees and guides the implementation and ongoing delivery of the Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) Program for South Western Sydney. The working group also evaluates and implements opportunities to address and improve the ANSC program.
Currently approximately 325 GPs working in South Western Sydney provide antenatal shared care. The working group is made up of a mix of local GPs, PHN staff representatives, Local Health District staff representatives, including hospital antenatal clinic reps, local obstetricians and a practice nurse.
The working group meets quarterly on a Thursday, from 12.30 to 2pm. See the Antenatal Shared Care Working Group Terms of Reference here.