Health Care Homes’ advisory groups

This page contains Health Care Homes’ advisory groups

Page last updated: 18 May 2018

To support the implementation of the stage one trial of Health Care Homes, a multi-tiered advisory structure has been established. It consists of an overarching Implementation Advisory Group (IAG), working groups and a clinical reference group.

The IAG is working with the department, advising on issues relevant to the design, implementation and evaluation of the Health Care Home model. The working groups are guiding the development of core elements underpinning the stage one trial, including payment mechanisms, patient identification, guidelines, training and evaluation. The clinical reference group provides advice on clinical issues related to Health Care Homes.

Adopting the Health Care Homes model was recommended in the final report of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group (PHCAG). This group was established by the former Minister Ley in 2015 to examine improving care and health outcomes for people with complex and chronic conditions.

Implementation Advisory Group
Committee Member Name
Chair (Deputy Secretary, DoH) Ms Caroline Edwards
Member (GP) Dr Steve Hambleton
Member (Academic) Prof. Michael Kidd
Member (ACCHO) Mr Adrian Carson
Member (Practice Manager) Mr Danny Haydon
Member (Aged Care – Non-Residential) Mr Nick Mersiades
Member (GP) Dr Tony Bartone
Member (GP) Dr Mark Morgan
Member (Nurse) Mr Chris Helms
Member (Allied Health) Ms Julie Dundon
Member (Rural and Remote) Dr Paul Burgess
Member (Physicians) Assoc. Prof. Alasdair MacDonald
Member (Carers Rep) Ms Kate Ramsay
Member (Consumer Rep) Ms Bel Harper
Member (Pharmacist) Ms Jacquie Meyer
Member (Rural and Remote) Dr Ewen McPhee
Member (Deputy Chief Medical Officer, DoH) Dr Tony Hobbs
Member (Primary Health Network) Dr Michael Moore
Member (Mental Health Rep) Prof. Jane Gunn
Member (Private Health Insurance) Dr Andrew Wilson

Patient Identification Working Group
Committee Member Name
Chair (Deputy Chief Medical Officer) Dr Tony Hobbs
Member (GP) Dr Kean-Seng Lim
Member (Actuarial/Statistics) Prof. Anthony Scott
Member (Practice Manager) Mr Gary Smith
Member (Nurse) Mr Nicholas Marlow
Member (Private Health Insurance) Ms Rebecca Bell
Member (DoH) Mr Craig Langford
Member (VIC Health) Ms Denise Ferrier
Member (NSW Health) Mr Brad Astill

Evaluation Working Group
Committee Member Name
Chair (Assistant Secretary, DoH) Ms Janet Quigley
Member (GP) Dr Michael Wright
Member (Practice Manager) Ms Tracey Johnson
Member (Practice Research and Evaluation) Dr Cameron Martin
Member (Academic) Prof. John Wakerman
Member (Consumer Rep) Ms Jo Root
Member (Consumer Rep) Ms Jan Donovan
Member (Researcher) Dr Karen Gardner
Member (GP/Patient Centred Care) Dr Tony Lembke
Member (Indigenous) Dr John Boffa
Member (Researcher) Prof. Mark Harris

Guidelines, Education and Training Working Group
Committee Member Name
Chair (Assistant Secretary, DoH) Ms Janet Quigley
Member (Nurse) Ms Ann Robinson
Member (Practice Manager) Ms Marina Fulcher
Member (GP) Dr Paresh Dawda
Member (Allied Health) Ms Angela Frazer
Member (Indigenous) Dr Tammy Kimpton
Member (Primary Health Network) Mr Walter Kmet
Member (Nurse) Ms Karen Booth

Payment Mechanisms Working Group CEASED
Committee Member Name
Chair (Deputy Chief Medical Officer) Dr Tony Hobbs
Member (Practice Owner) Dr Malcolm Parmenter
Member (Practice Manager) Mr Gary Smith
Member  (GP/Financial) Dr Richard Kidd
Member (GP/Indigenous) Dr Mark Wenitong
Member (GP) Dr Emil Djakic
Member (Nurse) Ms Leanne Boase