Clinical Council

The Clinical Council provides advice to the Board on:

  • clinical issues that are unique to the needs of the region
  • opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical and health care services
  • population health planning
  • commissioning of programs and services that support local and national priorities.

The Clinical Council makes recommendations on ways to streamline patient care, improve the quality of care and utilise existing health resources efficiently to improve health outcomes. This will include pathways between hospital and general practice that influence the follow–up treatment of patients.


Dr Michael Wright
GP – Woollahra Doctors


Ms Lis Akhurst
Practice Nurse – Rozelle Total Health

Dr Allison Bielawski
GP – Glebe Family Medical Practice

Ms Lou–Anne Blunden
Director, Clinical Services Integration – Sydney Local Health District

Dr Heidi Boss
Chief Medical Officer – St Vincent's Hospital

Ms Sara Burrett
Social Worker, Clinical Program Director for CARPA – Sydney Children Hospitals Network

Dr Ann-Marie Crozier
Medical Director – Hospital in the Home Program, RPA – Sydney Local Health District

Ms Jenifer Diekman
Community Pharmacist – Fresh Therapeutics Compounding Pharmacy

Ms Jodie Duggan
Director Clinical Operations – Family Planning NSW

Dr John George
GP – Doctors R Us Sans Souci

Associate Professor Peter Gonski
Director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation – South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Dr Louise Hudson
GP – GP East

Dr Annabel Kain
GP – Erskineville Doctors

Mrs Carolien Koreneff
Nurse – Shire Total Health

Dr Nathan Lum
GP – Abbotsford Medical Practice

Ms Angelica Ly
Optometrist – Centre for Eye Health

Dr Mary Beth MacIsaac
GP – North West Medical Practice, Gymea

Ms Penny Mills
Practice Manager – Leichhardt General Practice

Ms Jacky Peile
Occupational Therapist – Early Links

Professor Kathryn Refshauge
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences – The University of Sydney

Dr Aline Smith
GP – Village Medical Practice, Summer Hill

Mr Richard Walsh
Pharmacist – Walsh's Village Pharmacy, Maroubra