Clinical Governance Workshop

Tue 6 Jun 2017
8.30am to 12.30pm MAP Arrival time: 8.15am
Russell Kennedy
Level 12
469 LaTrobe Street
Melbourne VIC
single AUD $450.00 (members) AUD $550.00 (non-members)
5 DPD Points

Vivienne Corcoran FAICD

Vivienne Corcoran FAICD

Managing Director, Marketing Logic
Vivienne is an experienced strategist, director and facilitator with a range of experience in the health sector. Vivienne is Chair of Statewide Autistic Services and was previously a director of Bayside GP Network and on the nominations committee for a Medicare Local as it makes its journey towards Primary Healthcare Networks. Vivienne has been a patient advocate with many years experience in paediatric and adult health and has consulted to a wide range of private and public health and disability organisations over the past thirty years.
Michael Gorton AM FAICD

Michael Gorton AM FAICD

Principal, Russell Kennedy

Michael Gorton AM is a principal with Russell Kennedy, Solicitors, with experience in corporate and commercial law, and a special interest in Health Law. Michael has qualifications in Law and Commerce, and has an extensive background in the community sector. He has written extensively on medico-legal matters. Michael was awarded Honorary Fellowships by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2004.

Michael is currently a Board member of Melbourne Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital); President of the National Ageing Research Institute; and a Committee Member of the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (Agency Management Committee).

Michael has recently been appointed by the Victorian Minister for Health to Chair the Expert Panel to review the Health Services Commissioner's legislation, and to Chair the Patient Review Panel.

Liz Cox

Liz Cox

Head of Risk Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA)

Liz draws on more than 25 years of senior management and leadership experience in the private and public health and not for profit sectors. She commenced her career in nursing and moved into her first senior leadership role as Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Kingston Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital SA in 1990.

In 1996 Liz moved into the not for profit sector developing and implementing quality and risk frameworks for a statewide not for profit community and aged provider. As the CEO of Leading Aged Services Association - Australia (LASA) she was responsible to the Board of Directors for delivering the strategic plan and maintaining operations of the business. The role represented members at state and national Levels to influence governments on ensuring viable and high quality aged care services to the community.

With her experience across the aged care sector Liz moved back into operational leadership roles with the Royal Freemasons Homes of Victoria Ltd in 1998. Her management roles included responsibility for development and implementation of OHS, risk management, quality management, human resources, and property management services.

Liz’s risk and quality management experience saw her move back into the acute health sector in 2005. First with Alfred Health and then with the Victorian Managed Insurance Association (VMIA) as Risk Management Advisor – Victorian Health Sector. She is currently Head of Risk and manages the VMIA Risk Advisory team (key clients are Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education and Training). She provides state-wide support to these Departments and their portfolio agencies to reduce harm and better manage their risks.

Liz operates at all times in an ethical and responsible way with honesty, transparency, and personal integrity. She puts an effort into developing a work environment where people pull together and value collaboration and teamwork. Liz personally manifests strong interpersonal relations by role modelling 'team-player' behaviour, including a willingness to consult and listen.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Thinks and acts strategically with good judgement, intelligence, and common-sense
  • Builds and leverages networks and nurtures internal and external relationships
  • Capitalises on diversity to drive improvements and innovation
  • Demonstrates business acumen and is risk aware
  • Facilitates collaboration and partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-discovery and a commitment to personal development
  • Listens, understands and provides constructive feedback
Clinical Governance is paramount for Healthcare directors to ensure the highest quality care is provided whilst minimising harm to patients.

The Clinical Governance workshop will provide an insight into how to impart clinical governance in the healthcare landscape by bridging the communication gaps and encouraging partnerships between clinicians, management teams and boards.

We have called together a panel of experienced Healthcare directors to discuss how clinical governance frameworks can be applied practically in the workplace to ensure patients are receiving quality care whilst managing the risks associated with this.

The workshop will feature:

  • The interrelationship between clinical and corporate governance systems
  • The board’s role in clinical leadership.
  • A range of policies, processes, tools, and frameworks for improving Clinical Governance
  • Risk mitigation through quality improvement and control.

This workshop has been specifically tailored and is recommended for Healthcare Directors.


Russell Kennedy

Contact Details

Desirea Pinto
Members and Directors Executive
+61 3 9245 4200