West Coast PHO Clinical Governance Committee

The West Coast PHO (WCPHO) has an established Clinical Governance Committee (CGC) who act as an advisory committee to its Board.  The CGC’s role is to assist the Board with any clinical aspects that relate to its business.

This may include (but is not limited to):

  • any clinical and quality improvement aspects of PHO programmes or projects
  • ensuring that national standards, guidance and clinical best practice are systematically reviewed and embedded within the PHO clinical programmes
  • advice on workforce arrangements necessary to meet specified clinical outcomes
  • detailed analysis of clinical issues and risks associated with PHO programmes or projects
  • ensuring that its programmes target and define at risk populations and minimise barriers to accessing its services
  • contribute to performance plans and health measures
  • provide clinical advice to the PHO Clinical Manager and other staff
  • advise on professional development for PHO contracted providers

Membership, appointment process and meetings:

The length of term for members is three years.  The Chair is elected by members annually.  Formal membership is ratified by the PHO Board annually and the list of CGC members is published.

CGC Membership consists of:

  • 2 General Practitioner representatives
  • Practice nurse representative
  • Practice manager representative
  • Community representative
  • Iwi representative
  • Poutini Waiora representative
  • Pharmacist representative
  • Representative of secondary care clinical advisory committee
  • Community and Public Health Medical Officer – ex-officio