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Local doctors selected for CCQ Clinical Council

CCQ Board Chair Dr Peter Dobson was proud to announce the 17 health professionals who will make up the new CCQ Clinical Council. Photo: Contributed

Two Bundaberg doctors have been selected as part of the Country to Coast Queensland (CCQ) Clinical Council to advise on achieving health outcomes throughout the region.

Dr Bradley Murphy and Dr Cornelius Nydam were announced alongside 15 other healthcare professionals from across Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast regions.

This enhanced council will not only help CCQ understand the local nuances of small communities but also enable them to work collectively on issues which are common everywhere.

CCQ is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that delivers the Primary Health Network (PHN) programs on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.

Through community needs-assessment they aim to commission leading health services which meet the needs of the region to achieve their healthiest outcomes.

CCQ Board Chair Dr Peter Dobson said he was proud to announce the new Clinical Council which would provide advice directly to the CCQ Board and Executive.

“The new Clinical Council is a multi-disciplinary group that includes membership including GPs, clinical education, research, hospital, QAS and Allied Health professionals combining our three regions into one collaborative council,” Dr Dobson said.

“Their opportunity is to bring localised strategic insight to help shape the future of primary care across the region.”

CCQ CEO Julie Sturgess said the council’s first meeting would be on 19 September.

“The CCQ Clinical Council will work closely with the CCQ Board, CCQ Executive and the Consumer Council (EOIs are now closed), and Aboriginal Roundtable to provide advice on clinical issues impacting primary care and influence policy to improve health outcomes for the community,” Julie said.

CCQ Clinical Council:

Dr Bradley MurphyGP / Practice owner / GP advocate / AcademicBundabergWB
Dr Kellie WestGeneral Practitioner, (CQ)BungundarraCQ
Dr Cornelius NydamDoctor in Addictions Service.BargaraWB
Simone ShawClinical and NeuropychBuderimSC
Dr Wendy KintonEnd of Life care Manager, SCHHS / Speech Pathologist / ResearcherCaloundraSC
Alexis HughesParamedic, Clinical Educator, QASBirtinyaSC
May ChiPsychologistHervey BayWB
Jessica FrizzoPhysiotherapistWest GladstoneCQ
Prof Kim GreavesCardiologist and Epidemiologist, SCHHSBirtinyaSC
Patricia WilsonRegistered Nurse, Researcher, Birtinya.BirtinyaSC
Dr Julie BlakeGeneral PractitionerGympieSC
Arosha WeerakoonDentist, Practice Owner, Academic and Researcher, Noosa.NoosaSC
Dr Roger FaintGeneral Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, Buderim.BuderimSC
James LesterPharmacistMaroochydore and Hervey BaySC/WB
Assoc Prof Florin OprescuAssociate Professor in Health Promotion, UniSCSippy DownsSC
Sarah JamesSocial Worker, Specialist Behaviour Support PractitionerHervey BayWB
Dr Mark DixonGeneral Practitioner, Medical Administration TraineeMeikleville HillCQ

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  1. Bundaberg doctors Dr. Bradley Murphy and Dr. Cornelius Nydam’s selection for the CCQ Clinical Council is a positive step towards enhanced healthcare collaboration and better outcomes for the region. Their participation reflects commitment to community health.

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