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The consumer voice - A time to shout!
The consumer voice - A time to shout!

Join Consumer Health Forum (CHF) CEO, Leanne Wells, Senior Advocate for the Council for Intellectual Disability, Jim Simpson, and Chief Executive of COTA Australia, Ian Yates to discuss the active and growing role of consumers within our health, aged care and disability sectors.

Aged care
Disability
Caring for those who care
Caring for those who care

The concept of ‘burnout’ was first described in the early 1970s, and has attracted media attention in recent years specifically in the context of healthcare. It is known to be particularly prevalent within certain demographics, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Burnout is not unique to acute health services, with evidence of its prevalence seen in other care sectors such as aged care and disability.

Aged care
Burnout
Compassion
Disability
Healthcare
Mental health
Occupational Health
WHS
Workforce
Clinical governance vs social care governance
Clinical governance vs social care governance

Unlike clinical governance, there is no national framework for social care governance in Australia, nor definition. The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) of the UK (Northern Ireland) has described the requirements of social care governance as follows (emphasis added): 

Disability
Frameworks
Healthcare
Social Care
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II

There is no formula to clinical governance. While there are key components that should always be considered, how we consider them requires flexibility and agility to achieve good clinical outcomes.

Aged care
Continuous improvement
Disability
Healthcare
Quality
Safety
Workforce
Disability and dysphagia
Disability and dysphagia

Last week (on 15 November 2021) new NDIS Practice Standards (Standards) came into force in relation to severe dysphagia. Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 (Cth), the Standards specify minimum requirements regarding the quality of supports and services to be provided by registered NDIS providers (Providers).

Building capabilities
Disability
Dysphagia
Person-centred care
Regulatory updates
Standards
What is clinical governance in disability?
What is clinical governance in disability?

Clinical governance (the concept of which emerged in the 1990s in the context of health care) has traditionally attracted less attention in the care of people living with a disability, with a noticeable dearth of research specific to this sector. Such oversight has been highlighted in the recent draft report by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission), which inquired into the Federal Government's approach to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to disability care residents and workers.

Disability
Frameworks
Lessons from overseas
Primary & Community Care
Royal Commissions
Clinical governance in the community
Clinical governance in the community

Primary and community care are fundamental to population health. They support the community’s physical and mental well-being through their role in health promotion, health literacy and preventative care, as well as in the early intervention and ongoing management of acute and chronic conditions, including end-of-life care

Aged care
Disability
Person-centred care
Primary & Community Care
Standards
What does clinical governance mean in 2021?
What does clinical governance mean in 2021?

Clinical governance has attracted fresh limelight in recent times in the context of a pandemic, intense public scrutiny of our aged care and disability systems, and concomitant acceleration of digital health.

Aged care
COVID-19/Infection control
Digital health
Disability
Person-centred care
Royal Commissions
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