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Duty of Candour Legislation – Online CPD Session

This legislation is the final legislative recommendation from Targeting Zero – Supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care – the report of the Review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria. From November 2022, public and private hospitals will be required to:

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Panel Members

The Clinician’s Perspective

Harvey Newnham MBBS, FRACP, PhD, GAICD, AICGG

Harvey is an Endocrinologist and General Physician with extensive clinical leadership and board experience in the acute health sector. Harvey is on the board of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Bass Coast Health also chairs the board of Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL) which encompasses the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG). Harvey was previously a board member of Better Care Victoria. Harvey is experienced in organisational and unit review at Health Department, Hospital and Clinical Unit level. Harvey’s main interests are to improve the safety, quality and value proposition of acute care with particular emphasis on internal audit of clinical services, consumer engagement and interdisciplinary teamwork. Harvey is an Adjunct Clinical Professor with Monash University and a senior member of the National Examining Panel of the RACP.

Government Duty of Candour Expert Advisory Committee Perspective

Michael Gorton AM, LLB, B.Comm, FRACS (Hon), FANZCA (Hon)

Michael is a senior partner at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and has more than 30 years’ experience advising the health and medical sector on all aspects of commercial law, assisting boards of health organisations to understand their legal obligations for effective governance structures, governance policies and implementing risk management strategies. He is the Chair of Alfred Health and Chair of Wellways Australia. He is a Board member of the Holmesglen Institute (TAFE), past Board member of Ambulance Victoria and is the former Chair of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and former Board member of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He is a former Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

The Consumer’s Perspective

Paula Davey MAICD

Paula is Practice Manager at Balwyn Doctors and Community Member of the Mental Health Tribunal. She is also a member of the Post Medical Council of Victoria Accreditation Committee and Survey Team Member. She has successfully managed an interesting career balancing her time wisely between family, work and the community. Paula enjoys contributing to her many and varied roles and respects the commitment required to fulfil these duties. She has extensive experience as a director on various company and organisational boards, including Victorian Board, Medical Board of Australia and the Post Sentence Authority. She has also been an Australian Medical Council (AMC) Accreditation Team Member.

The Hospital Perspective

Antony Tobin MBBS, FRACP, FCICM, DTM&H, MEpi, MHM GAICD

Antony is the Chief Medical Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He trained in respiratory and intensive care medicine and has worked as a consultant in the intensive care unit at St Vincent’s since 2003 He has post graduate qualifications in epidemiology and health management and is currently a RACMA trainee. He is a graduate of the AICD and a board director at Dental Health Service Victoria.

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