The CHN Board and ACT Health have established a joint ACT Clinical Council. The Clinical Council will provide a forum for a multidisciplinary group of lead clinicians to share their collective knowledge and expertise. The Council will also provide advice on strategic clinical and wider health system issues and local strategies to improve the operation of the ACT health care system for patients, facilitating effective primary health, sub-acute and acute care provision to reduce avoidable hospital presentations and admissions.


Name Position/Organisation
Dr Boon Lim (Co-chair)Clinical Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Canberra Hospital
Dr Paresh Dawda (Co-chair)Director, Prestantia Health; GP and Senior Research Fellow, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, ANU
Dr Sue AndrewsConsumer Representative
Ms Elise ApolloniCommunity Pharmacist and Managing Partner, Capital Chemist Wanniassa
Dr Paul CraftSenior Specialist, Medical Oncology Department, Canberra Hospital
Dr David GregoryGP, East Canberra General Practice; GP Clinical Lead HealthPathways
Ms Tamra MacleodGeneral Manager of Clinical Services, Goodwin Aged Care
Ms Rachael McMahonPsychologist/Clinical Lead, Mental Health Community Policing, ACT Policing
Professor Imogen MitchellDeputy Dean, ANU Medical School; Senior Intensive Care Specialist, the Canberra Hospital
Ms Helen MatthewsActing Chief Allied Health Officer, ACT Health
Dr Raghavendra ParigeClinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service, ACT Health
Dr Nadeem SiddiquiGP, Executive Director of Clinical Services, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health service
Dr Murray ThomasDentist in private practice
Dr Ramila VarendranGeriatrician in private practice