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Clinical Councils Adelaide PHN - An Australian Government Initiative

Clinical Councils

To ensure we benefit from the experience of frontline health practitioners, Adelaide PHN has established three Clinical Councils which are geographically based.

  • Northern Adelaide Clinical Council
  • Central Adelaide Clinical Council
  • Southern Adelaide Clinical Council

Each Clinical Council will be a member of Adelaide PHN and each will feed directly into the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) providing advice and counsel from the clinical community.

We want Clinical Councils to be regional champions for their communities, and it will be their job to proactively influence the direction and activities of Adelaide PHN, addressing inter-sectoral care, service gaps and integrated care plan pathways.


Adelaide PHN: Clinical Council Membership Opportunity

Are you interested in being part of the primary health care conversation? Would you like to help shape reform and proactively contribute to the health care community?              
We currently have vacancies for GPs and Allied Health professionals who are delivering services in the Adelaide metropolitan area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for appointment, please click the following link and complete the online application form here
Applications close Midday, Monday, 3 July 2017.


Clinical Council Membership

Northern Adelaide Clinical Council     
Dr Carolyn Roesler (Chair)         GP
Dr Oliver Frank       GP
Dr Richard Heah   GP
Ms Joy Gailer     Pharmacist
Ms Karen Bellchambers     Primary Care Nurse
Ms Elena McShane       Medical Administrator
Ms Melinda Lee       Psychologist
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) representative:
Dr James Geake  Director of Respiratory Medicine
Mr Kurt Towers  Aboriginal Health Practitioner


Central Adelaide Clinical Council                           
Dr Chris Moy (Chair)                 GP
Dr Richard Goodwin GP
Dr Md Moniruzzaman    GP
Dr Shriram Nath Medical Specialist
Ms Debra Rowett Pharmacist
Ms Natalie Worth Clinical Psychologist
Ms Jackie Lance  Practice Manager & Primary Care Nurse
Ms Caroline Whiteford Clinical Services Coordinator
SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) Representative
Ms Catherine Wright Integrated Care
Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) representatives:
Dr Sepehr Shakib  Medical Specialist
Ms Julie Tonkin Nursing Co-Director, Clinical Operations Lead Outpatients


Southern Adelaide Clinical Council

Dr Helena Williams (Chair) GP
Dr Richard Johns                       GP
Dr Helen Parry  GP
Dr Tri Tuyen CAO  GP
Ms Susan Edwards   Pharmacist
Ms Jayne Lehmann  Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Mr Christopher Wigg Clinical Psychologist
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) representatives:
Prof Craig Whitehead  Clinical Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care
Ms Julie Astley Executive Director, Allied Health



Adelaie PHN's Clinical Council Terms of Reference can be accessed by clicking here

For further information, please contact the Primary Health care Liaison Team at or call 08 8219 5900.