About the ACT Clinical System Governance Committee

Clinical governance is the set of relationships and responsibilities which hold organisations and health systems accountable to the continual improvement of health care delivery. Clinical governance also safeguards clinical care delivery to ensure the best possible outcomes.

The ACT Clinical System Governance Committee (CSGC) will support continuous improvement in the quality and safety of health care across the ACT in both public and private acute and community settings.

Who is on the Committee?

The Clinical System Governance Committee will include representation from health professionals from nursing, medical and allied health disciplines and specialties across the ACT public and private health system. Key clinical, non-clinical and community stakeholder partners from across the ACT and surrounding NSW region will also be represented.

We are seeking a diverse membership inclusive of consumers, carers and community members with lived experience and knowledge of the ACT health system.

Your role as a carer, consumer or community representative

As a consumer, carer or community representative, your role on the CSGC will be to present your perspective as a formal member. You will provide valuable insights on how those who use the health services think and feel, and contribute from the perspective of the consumer experience.

You will ensure that your point of view or experience is considered and addressed in the decision-making process that leads to any action taken across the ACT health system in driving improvements of quality and safety.

This partnership is reflective of the relationship between clinical system governance and the organisations of which it oversees through monitoring and support.

This role can be filled by persons of any age or background. The greater the diversity, the richer the viewpoint and more robust the process in which the CSGC will function.

Time commitment

Your time commitment as a consumer, carer or community representative will be monthly for the first 3 months.

Meeting frequency will be reviewed after 3 months and annually thereafter by the committee with the view to considering the best meeting frequency moving forward.

In addition to this, members are required to have flexibility to be contacted via email and to commit to approximately 60 minutes to review information before meetings.


Consumer, carers, community members and clinicians who not employed in any capacity by health services and agencies will be eligible for remuneration for attending CSGC meetings.

Consumer, carer and community representatives are entitled for reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of their role as a representative.

The pro-rata nature of the payment is indicative of additional costs which may be incurred with additional time required, for example parking, or internet access. Reimbursement covers reasonable out-of-pocket costs associated with attendance at a meeting.

The standard reimbursement rate is $75.00 per meeting of two hours or less, or pro-rata as specified. For meetings longer than two hours, a pro-rata rate of reimbursement is provided in half hourly increments.

The ACT Health Directorate will review and approve all remuneration requests in line with the ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Reimbursement Policy.

Support from the Committee

The ACT Health Directorate Clinical System Governance Unit will support consumer and carer members by:

  1. Providing orientation and training to you regarding ACT Clinical System Governance activities and your role as a representative on the Clinical System Governance Committee.
  2. Ensuring consumers and carer representatives are supported to understand the content and context of committee meetings.
  3. Respecting the cultural identity and lived experience of consumers and carers and supporting you to contribute and provide feedback regarding ACT Clinical System Governance activities.
  4. Ensuring you have the access to ACT Clinical System Governance Committee meetings and papers.
  5. Keeping in regular contact with you and be available should you require further support or information.

Joining the Committee

Terms of Reference

A draft Terms of Reference document has been developed for consideration at the first meeting of the Committee. You can find it on the right-hand side of the Home page.