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Applications are open for the Reducing Antibiotic Prescribing in Children Expert Working Group

Published 17/06/2022

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We are calling on clinicians and consumers to join our initiative to reduce antibiotic prescribing for viral illness in children 9 years and under.

This initiative will contribute to the delivery of excellent healthcare to Victorians and help health services to better manage childhood infections, ensuring children receive the right treatment now, to prevent antibiotic resistance in the future.

The Expert Working Group will identify best practice and develop creative ideas for change to improve health outcomes for Victorians.

Why apply?

As a member of this expert working group, you will:

  • Provide clinical or consumer leadership and insights to improve the management of childhood infections.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to reduce antibiotic prescribing for viral illness in children.
  • Contribute to the design and development of a quality improvement program to be trialled in multiple Victorian health services.

Who are we looking for?

  • Clinicians with primary care, tertiary care or academic backgrounds (medical, nursing, allied health) or with expertise managing associated clinics.
  • Consumers who have child(ren) with lived experience of receiving care for common childhood infections in the last five years.

What is the time commitment?

The expert working group will be run as a full-day in-person event on Monday 11 July. The event will take place in Melbourne CBD (location TBC).

How to apply

  • Read the EOI Information Pack and FAQ to understand the requirements and responsibilities of the role.
  • Complete the deed of confidentiality. If you're from a Health Service, please also complete a letter of endorsement.
  • Complete the online application form.

Applications have now closed.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee from Safer Care Victoria

For more information, please email Brindha Garuda, Senior Project Officer. Alternatively, please call (03) 9821 6008 or (03) 9821 6116.

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