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In case any readers happen to have interest and expertise in these areas.

'Expressions of Interest for National Lead Clinicians Group Membership

On 28 May 2010, the Government announced a measure to improve clinical engagement in Australia by establishing National and Local Lead Clinicians Groups (LCGs).

The National LCG will provide high-level strategic oversight and leadership on clinical issues, including complementing the role of other national bodies by prioritising the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practices.

The Department of Health and Ageing is now seeking Expressions of Interest for membership of a National Lead Clinicians Group.

Individuals wishing to apply for membership should bring a whole of system view to the group, and have experience, skills and preferably established networks in one or more of the following:

* Medical practice;
* Nursing practice;
* Primary care practice;
* Specialist practice;
* Allied health practice;
* Rural and remote health;
* Indigenous health;
* Mental health;
* Aged care; or
* Consumer views.

Members are expected to contribute independent advice and engage in discussions that will assist in the prioritisation and implementation of evidence-based clinical practices. Members are also expected to act in accordance with recognised principles of good governance. Selection criteria may be found in the Expression of Interest for National Lead Clinicians Groups General Information documentation at

Commitment is expected to entail attendance at quarterly meetings, and participation in up to three teleconferences and an annual forum.

To submit an Expression of Interest, you are invited to:

* complete the Expression of Interest form at;
* provide a Curriculum vitae setting out your skills, experience and qualifications;
* provide details of two referees; and
* provide information supporting your capabilities and expertise in relation to the National LCG selection criteria.

Expressions of Interest should be forwarded to:
Lead Clinicians Groups
MDP 404
GPO Box 9848
Canberra City ACT 2601

Alternatively, Expressions of Interest can be submitted via email to [email protected]

For further information on this initiative, please contact Ms Michelle McLaughlin on (02) 6289 3204 or via email [email protected]

It is expected that approximately 20 members will be appointed for a period of up to three years. Remuneration will be paid in accordance with government policy.

Expression of Interest will close at 5:00pm AEST on 9 July 2011'
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