The Victorian Clinical Council was established to provide leadership and independent advice on how to make the health system safer and strengthen the quality of care.
Operating from 2017 to 2020, the council considered systems-level issues identified by council members and provided a forum for the Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria to source advice on policy issues.
The council had a broad membership of around 70 people that reflected the patient journey through Victoria’s primary, community and acute healthcare services and the intersection between health and human services.
The consumer members actively informed the objectives and content for each council meeting, providing critical insight into the lived experience of being a patient or carer.
The council met regularly to consider specific topics. A final report is available on the contribution of the Victorian Clinical Council which provides an overview of the council, its key achievements and a summary of advice and outcomes.
Communiques and detailed advice from each council meeting have also been published.