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Karrie Long will join Safer Care Victoria as the state’s new Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer (CNMO). Karrie is a visionary nursing leader with over 15 years’ experience driving  health delivery innovation to ensure safer and more effective patient care.

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Victoria’s health system and broader community can benefit from adverse event reviews to identify and then implement appropriate and effective improvements to make healthcare safer.

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We’re seeking expressions of interest for the Chairperson of the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) for 2–3 years. 

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  • Governance/leadership

This week, we have been lucky enough to welcome Dr Louise Reynolds PhD as Victoria’s first female Chief Paramedic Officer (CPO) of Victoria. Dr Reynolds replaces Victoria’s inaugural CPO, A/Prof Alan Eade ASM who has held the position since April 2017. 

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In response to the ongoing severe shortage of O RhD negative RBC in Australia, the National Blood Authority has prepared a National Statement for the Emergency Use of Group O RBC, which includes the use of group O RhD positive RBC.

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  • Clinical/acute care

The Statutory Duty of Candour (SDC) was a key recommendation from the Targeting Zero report (2016) to foster just cultures in hospitals and health services, and... Read more...

  • Quality/safety improvement

We’re excited to offer Victorian health services an opportunity to participate in Phase 2 of the Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers Initiative (the Initiative). This statewide initiative aims to promote joy in work and decrease burnout to improve the wellbeing for our healthcare workers.

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We are seeking 8 clinicians with a passion for driving positive change for the health of all Victorians, to join our May 2023-24 SCV Fellowship program.  

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In 2022, there has been a marked increase in the number of cases of Group A streptococcal infections and in other bacterial infections, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, in the Victorian community.

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