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Improving care for people with intellectual disabilities across the life span Formation of a new ACI Network:. Hunter Watt Agency for Clinical Innovation. 29 March 2011. ID Network: Overview. Background to the ID Network Aims Progress. ID Network: Background.

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Hunter watt agency for clinical innovation

Improving care for people with intellectual disabilities across the life spanFormation of a new ACI Network:

Hunter Watt

Agency for Clinical Innovation

29 March 2011


Id network overview

ID Network: Overview

  • Background to the ID Network

  • Aims

  • Progress


Id network background

ID Network: Background

  • In 2009, NSW health sought GMCT representation on Advisory Group that was developing State-wide Service Framework

  • Mid 2009 representatives of Association of Doctors in Developmental Disability (ADIDD) approached GMCT

  • Mid 2010, representatives of ADIDD and NSW Health met with the ACI

  • NSW Health funded a 0.5 FTE Network Manager in the 2010 budget.

  • MOU signed between the ACI and NSW Health early 2011


Id network aim

ID Network: Aim

To provide a coordinated state-wide approach in clinical leadership through a network in which clinicians, relevant government and non government groups and consumers determine together the future directions for health care for people with intellectual disabilities across the life span throughout NSW.


Current status and plan for next 6 months

Current status and plan for next 6 months

  • Steering group evolves to Executive Committee

  • Proposed to meet every six weeks for six months

  • Co-chairs elected form Steering Committee – medical and other

  • Working groups formed a necessary


Specific priorities

Specific priorities

  • Provide a coordinated state-wide collaborative approach in clinical leadership to improve health care across the life span with a particular focus on those with chronic health needs and mental health co-morbidities

  • Develop specific initiatives to implement change such as standardised treatment protocols, models of care and service benchmarks

  • Improve education, workforce capacity, safety and quality of service provision supported by evidence through liaison with the ACI partners and other relevant organisations.


Hunter watt agency for clinical innovation

Any questions?


Hunter watt agency for clinical innovation

Level 15, Zenith Building

821-843 Pacific Highway, Chatswood NSW 2057

PO Box 699

Chatswood NSW 2057

T + 61 28644 2189

F + 61 28644 2151

www.health.nsw.gov.au/gmct/

ABN 89 809 648 636

Hunter WATT

Chief Executive

(02)8644 2189

Email: [email protected]


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