Council applications

Clinical or Community Council - Applications are currently closed

Are you passionate about sharing your personal experiences of the health services in our area and want to help make them better? 

You may live in an area where you can see opportunities for improvements, you may be caring for someone long-term, or you may be a frequent user of multiple services. If you'd like to have your voice heard and are committed to attending quarterly meetings the clinical or community councils may be the place for you. 

SEMPHN's Community Council

Ian Gould has been a member of our Community Council for a year, and says members bring knowledge and experience that would not usually be easily available to the SEMPHN Board,  staff, mainstream health organisations or in published literature. He explains what the Community Council is and why he enjoys being a member. Read More

Read more about our Community Council

SEMPHN's Clinical Council

SEMPHN has invited health professionals to join our Clinical Council. The Clinical Council’s role is to provide leadership and independent advice, from a health practitioner perspective, on commissioning, clinical programs and projects of SEMPHN.  The Council's clinical perspectives contribute to the quality, integrity, direction and success of SEMPHN’s programs.

We specifically look for those who work in primary health care, for example, general practice, nursing, allied health, medical specialties, pharmacy, aged care, and state-funded community health service provision. 

Clinical Council Chair, Dr Hung Nguyen, says the council offers another means to serve our community at a higher level. "Those who want to lead and influence SEMPHN programs should consider nominating themselves. If you enjoy learning from, and collaborating, in a diverse clinical group, the Clinical Council is for you." Read More from Dr Hung

Read more about our Clinical Council.

How do Council appointments work?

Council appointments are for a two-year term, commencing June 2019.

The respective councils meet quarterly and provide recommendations and advice to the Board on local health needs and primary-based health care from a clinical and a community/consumer perspective.

Both councils provide valuable advice and recommendations to the PHN Board to ensure investments are locally relevant, and clinically appropriate, and are aligned to the needs and expectations of the local community. 

Accepted applications

We will endeavour to contact you as quickly as possible following the closing date of applications to advise you of the outcome and next steps if appropriate. 

If you are successful in being shortlisted for interview, it will occur Thursday 4 April 2019 with a view to have the council members appointed by the end of May. An orientation workshop for newly appointed and reappointed council members will occur on 2 June 2019.

Terms of Reference - Clinical Council

Terms of Reference - Community Council 

If you are interested in joining either of the councils or would like more information, please contact Linden Audino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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