The Victorian Clinical Council provides leadership and independent advice on how to make the health system safer.
Established in early 2017, the council considers systems-level issues identified by council members and provides a forum for the Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria to source advice on policy issues.
The council has a broad membership of around 70 people that reflects the patient journey through Victoria’s primary, community and acute healthcare services and the intersection between health and human services.
The consumer members actively inform the objectives and content for each council meeting, providing critical insight into the lived experience of being a patient or carer.
The council meets regularly to consider specific topics.