Advisory Groups

Our advisory groups ensure we are commissioning services to meet the needs of our region

Clinical Councils

The PHN has three Clinical Councils that are aligned with the Hospital and Health Service boundaries, and represent the sub-regions of; Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast. The primary role of the GP-led Clinical Councils (Clinical Council) is to provide advice to the PHN’s Board on locally relevant clinical issues and other associated issues.

The council meets once every two months.

In order to become a member of one of the Clinical Councils, members are required to be registered with AHPRA and actively practicing (with the exception of the Allied Health professional appointees not having to be AHPRA registered).

Members of the Clinical Councils are appointed by the PHN Board following an Expression of Interest process, demonstrating the following selection criteria:

  • The ability to make recommendations on clinical governance matters
  • Must be registered with AHPRA and actively practicing (with the exception of the Allied Health professional appointee not having to be AHPRA registered)
  • The ability to assess complex primary health care issues and suggest appropriate strategies
  • The ability to promote a culture that implements best practice based on evidence
  • The ability to give consideration to the diverse needs of the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast PHN
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in primary health care in  Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Please forward any queries in regards to the Clinical Council or membership enquiries to:


Regional Strategic Collaboratives

Regional Strategic Collaboratives work in the mental health, alcohol and other drug space, which is a priority area for the PHN.

Councils are made up of mental health services providers, health professionals and community representatives with a lived experience.

There are three Collaborative groups, with one located in each area (Central Queensland, Wide Bay, and Sunshine Coast). The Collaboratives are a joint initiative between the PHN and the local Hospital and Health Service in each area, and contain a mix of representatives who can provide feedback on their community needs.

The Collaboratives provide oversight, strategic advice and governance for service mapping for mental health and alcohol and other drugs services.