The WA Clinical Training Network (WA CTN) was established in April 2012 as a part of the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) funding agreement released in 2011.
The WA CTN will build upon current relationships between higher education, training and clinical training providers to establish new connections and generate additional clinical training placements. The WA Clinical Training Network is a staffed unit, hosted by the WA Department of Health.
The Clinical Training Network is Western Australia’s (WA) response to a key HWA initiative called Integrated Regional Clinical Training Networks (IRCTNs). IRCTNs are part of the clinical training reforms which also include the Clinical Support Supervision program, the Clinical Training Funding project and Simulated Learning Environments.
The current WA CTN Team
From left: John Bird - Principle Data Analyst, Kendra Bell-Hayes - Project Officer, Carol Cheney - Manager WA Clinical Training Network, Svetlana (Lana) Naumovski - A/Coordinator Clinical Supervision Support Program, Joann Goh - Finance and Contracts Officer; Laura Hodgson - Senior Project Officer
Governance Committee Members
The WA Clinical Training Network is supported by a governance committee which provides strategic direction.
The governance committee members include:
Chief Health Professions Officer
Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer,
Department of Health
Professor Gary Geelhoed
Chief Medical Officer,
Department of Health
Professor Paul Morrison
Professor Peter Hamer
University of Notre
Dr Tim Williams
North Metropolitan Area Health Services
WA Country Health Services
Notre Dame Broome
South Metropolitan Area Health Services
Professor Lorna Rosenwax
- Brendan Robb, A/Director Workforce, Department of Health
- Jennie Della, Commonwealth Department of Health
- Professor Sandra Carr, University of Western Australia - Deputy Chair
- Ian Andrews, Community Services, Health and Education Training Council
- Judith Peters, West Coast Institute
- Dr Rosina Vogels, Aged Care Services WA
- Sue Cantwell, St John of God Healthcare
- Danielle Brown, Edith Cowan University
- Annette O'Mahoney, Child and Adolescent Health Service
- Anne Green, Ramsay Health Care
- Malvina Nordstrom, WA Primary Health Alliance
WA CTN Inaugural meeting
The WA CTN inaugural meeting, ‘Building and Sustaining Training’, was extremely well attended. More than 100 people met at the Burswood Convention Centre in August to explore the benefits of enhanced collaboration and to discuss the way forward.
Key issues for discussion included:
- communication within and across agencies
- funding and resourcing of clinical placements
- quality and quantity of clinical placements
- supporting and developing clinical supervision and facilitation
- centralised coordination of clinical placements.
Keynote speaker powerpoint presentations
- Overview of the Western Australian Clinical Training Network (PDF)
- Health Workforce Australia An overview (PDF)
- Rural Practice Pathway (PDF)
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