Clinical Governance Review released
The State Government is adding the new position of Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health to the Mental Health Commission. Reporting directly to the Mental Health Commissioner, the Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health will provide clinical expertise, contribute to strategic planning and policy development, strengthen consumer and community focused clinical care, and liaise with non-government services to support system integration across Western Australia's public mental health, alcohol and other drug services.
The Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health will also have a key role in a newly created Mental Health Executive Committee, chaired by the Mental Health Commissioner. The Committee will for the first time bring together Health Service Provider chief executives and their mental health lead executives, together with the Director General of Health.
These two new initiatives follow the release of the Review of the Clinical Governance of Public Mental Health Services. For more information, read the Minister's media statement here.