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We are an administrative office of the Department of Health under Section 11 of the Public Administration Act 2004

While we stand apart in many respects, we work closely with the department and other government agencies to ensure we collaborate, make good decisions and don’t duplicate efforts. 

Our agency is led by:

  • a chief executive officer who reports directly to the Secretary, Department of Health
  • our executive leadership team, comprising Victoria’s chief clinical officers and the senior leaders of our five branches.

Meet our leadership team

Our structure and functions

Office of the Clinical Chiefs

  • Provides expert advice and champions key projects
  • Provides key contacts for senior clinicians on quality and safety matters
  • Represents us on state and national bodies

Centres of Clinical Excellence

  • Includes four population based centres that engage thousands of clinicians and consumers to advise on and deliver healthcare improvement
  • Develops evidence-based guidance for clinicians

Centre for Patient Safety and Experience

  • Leads Victoria’s response to adverse patient safety events and concerns
  • Supports CCOPMM, the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council and the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board

System Safety Partner

  • Specialises in data analysis and research
  • Identifies and responds to emerging safety issues across the system
  • Works with sector leaders to embed continuous improvement

Improvement Partner

  • Specialises in healthcare improvement and codesign
  • Leads our biggest, results-oriented improvement collaboratives
  • Ensures the consumer voice is central to our work

Strategy and Operations

  • Drives our strategic planning and response
  • Manages stakeholder relationships, finances and human resources

Page last updated: 17 Feb 2022

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