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 Andrews Consumer Representative
Ms Elise Apolloni Community Pharmacist and Managing Partner, Capital Chemist Wanniassa
Dr Paul Craft Senior Specialist, Medical Oncology Department, Canberra Hospital
Dr David Gregory GP, East Canberra General Practice; GP Clinical Lead HealthPathways
Ms Tamra Macleod General Manager of Clinical Services, Goodwin Aged Care
Ms Rachael McMahon Psychologist/Clinical Lead, Mental Health Community Policing, ACT Policing
Professor Imogen Mitchell Deputy Dean, ANU Medical School; Senior Intensive Care Specialist, the Canberra Hospital
Ms Helen Matthews Acting Chief Allied Health Officer, ACT Health
Dr Raghavendra Parige Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service, ACT Health
Dr Niral Shah Board Member, Capital Health Network; General Practitioner, My GP Gungahlin
Dr Nadeem Siddiqui GP, Executive Director of Clinical Services, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health service
Dr Murray Thomas Dentist in private practice
Dr Ramila Varendran Geriatrician in private practice