Peter Brooks AM MD FRACP FAFPHM is an Honorary Professor in the Schools of Medicine and of Global and Population Health Melbourne University. He is also Research Lead at Northern Hospital Epping Victoria. Trained as a Rheumatologist, he has held Professorial posts at the Universities of Sydney and UNSW and was Exec Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland He established and was Director of the Australian Health Workforce Institute, University of Melbourne from 2008 – 2013. He has interests in new models of health care delivery, health funding, patient engagement in health decision making and digital health.
Given the success of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic for patients and health case workers, it’s about time it was made permanent in Australia. Continue reading »
Developing a systems approach to enable patient navigation: A path to achieving patient empowerment?
The CSIRO Future of Health Report cites the importance of patient-centred healthcare but the current state is that the Australian healthcare system is cited both nationally and globally as too complex to navigate. Finding the consumer in the current system is likened to a game of Where’s Wally. In the 1990s, patient activism in HIV/AIDS Continue reading »
We urgently needed healthcare reforms :better workforce planning: more equitable workforce distribution,more efficient workforce utilisation,improved workforce productivity and financing reforms to sustain these changes. We call for the restoration of an independent health workforce agency to drive this essential work. Continue reading »