Clinical Council - Expression of Interest

The EIS Health Board is now seeking Expressions of Interest to be a member of the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN Clinical Council. The term of appointment is one year for new appointments and two years for re-appointments. This helps ensure continuity on the Council.

The Council comprises health professionals working within the CESPHN catchment area – a combination of those working within primary care (such as GPs, practice nurses, and multiple allied health professionals) and others with strong interactions or important interfaces with primary care and networks. The size of the Council reflects the size and diversity of the region. To ensure localized perspectives are captured in discussions, the Council will look to consult with the GP and Allied Health member networks. Members of these networks are also represented on the Council.

The Clinical Council provides strategic advice to the Board of the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN on:

  • clinical issues within the region
  • opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical and health care services and their delivery
  • population health planning including the CESPHN Needs Assessment
  • commissioning of programs and services that support local and national health priorities

The Clinical Council aims to provide practical advice on how Board strategy might be more successfully or more easily implemented and effectiveness assessed.

Council meetings consider current issues in the PHN or region. These issues may be identified by the Board, the PHN or Council members themselves. The PHN will also seek advice from the Council on key strategic documents outside of Council meetings.

The Council meets bi-monthly for two hours. One of these meetings is the annual strategic planning workshop. To facilitate attendance, meetings are held in the evening (6.30pm dinner, 7.00 pm start and 9.00 pm close) at our Mascot office.

Members will be remunerated by the PHN for meeting attendance. If members are otherwise salaried/remunerated by other organisations for their time on the Council, then no further remuneration from the PHN shall apply. Members are required to declare this to the PHN upon responding to the EOI and/or the commencement of their membership on the Council.

Key attributes for members of the Clinical Council are as follows:

  • strong community networks and good understanding of health issues
  • ability to actively contribute and challenge in a group environment
  • strategic thinker, visionary and have the ability to take a whole-of-system view
  • ability to balance the needs of different populations
  • ability to assess complex issues and recommend appropriate strategies.


Click here to view the Clinical Council Terms of Reference.

Click here to view the Code of Conduct for the Clinical Council. 

Application and appointment process

Fill out this Expression of Interest form and submit it to Sue Moxon by Wednesday 5 December 2018. Applications will be considered by an assessment panel with appointments confirmed by the Board of Directors at their December meeting.

If you have any questions relating to the CESPHN Clinical Council, please contact Sue on or on 1300 986 991. 

Appointments from Local Health Districts and Networks to the Council will occur via a separate process.