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
Mr Rhian Blackwell Complex Care Clinical Care Nurse Consultant, ACT Health
Dr Marianne Bookallil GP, Interchange General Practice; GP Advisor, ACT Health
Dr Paul Craft Senior Specialist, Medical Oncology Department, Canberra Hospital
Dr David Gregory GP, East Canberra General Practice
Dr Stephen Isbel Course Convenor, Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Canberra
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
Ms Helen Matthews Acting Chief Allied Health Officer, ACT Health
Dr Raghavendra Parige Clinical Director, Alcohol and Drug Service, ACT Health
Professor Michael Peek Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Associate Dean, ANU; Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialist, Canberra Hospital
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