Webinar

What we need to build a better culture in healthcare

Date

2 November 2023

Location

Online

Organised by

RANZCP Member Wellbeing Committee

Delivery

Online
Doctor's health

It’s time to improve the culture of healthcare.

The A Better Culture Project is a two-year project funded by the Australian Department of Health, created to address systemic and sustained behavioural change across the Australian healthcare sector to combat bullying, racism, harassment, discrimination, and poor workplace behaviour. This project is taking a different approach to creating a safer, more effective workplace and are challenging the system, and those who drive it. The project will design a strategy to address the culture of healthcare and how to enact sustained behavioural change. The RANZCP is supporting this project. 

All College members, trainees and PIF members were invited to hear from CEO of A Better Culture, Dr Jillann Farmer, who provided an overview of what 'A Better Culture' is all about, its aims and forecasted outcomes, progress made so far, followed by an audience Q&A. This webinar was hosted by RANZCP President, Dr Elizabeth Moore. 

Presenters

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Dr Jillann Farmer

Dr Jillann Farmer was Medical Director of the United Nations, based at the headquarters in New York for 8 years. During tenure at the UN, she was responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of all UN personnel deployed throughout the world and was also responsible for the standards in healthcare facilities operating under the UN flag. She managed the UN’s response to the New York wave of COVID-19 in 2020. 

Since leaving the UN, she has worked as a Deputy Director General in Queensland Health and as a front-line clinician in primary care and emergency medicine. Prior to serving in the UN, she was the Medical Director of the Patient Safety Centre in Queensland Health, and the inaugural Director of the Clinician Performance Support Service. 

Jillann currently balances her role as CEO with clinical work in a rural ED. Outside of work, Jillann has been a martial arts practitioner for over 30 years, and is a keen hiker, kayaker, cyclist and cross-country skier.

Dr Jillann Farmer was Medical Director of the United Nations, based at the headquarters in New York for 8 years. During tenure at the UN, she was responsible for the health, safety and wellbeing of all UN personnel deployed throughout the world and was also responsible for the standards in healthcare facilities operating under the UN flag. She managed the UN’s response to the New York wave of COVID-19 in 2020. 

Since leaving the UN, she has worked as a Deputy Director General in Queensland Health and as a front-line clinician in primary care and emergency medicine. Prior to serving in the UN, she was the Medical Director of the Patient Safety Centre in Queensland Health, and the inaugural Director of the Clinician Performance Support Service. 

Jillann currently balances her role as CEO with clinical work in a rural ED. Outside of work, Jillann has been a martial arts practitioner for over 30 years, and is a keen hiker, kayaker, cyclist and cross-country skier.

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Dr Elizabeth Moore

President (2023–2025)

Dr Elizabeth Moore was born in Malaya, educated in England and Australia, completing her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide before attaining Fellowship of the RANZCP in 1990.

Dr Moore has worked in both public and private hospital and community settings, holding clinical and administrative positions in psychiatry in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia and is the inaugural ACT Coordinator-General of the Office of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Dr Moore assumed the role of President of the RANZCP in May 2023 for a two-year term.

Dr Elizabeth Moore was born in Malaya, educated in England and Australia, completing her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide before attaining Fellowship of the RANZCP in 1990.

Dr Moore has worked in both public and private hospital and community settings, holding clinical and administrative positions in psychiatry in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia and is the inaugural ACT Coordinator-General of the Office of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Dr Moore assumed the role of President of the RANZCP in May 2023 for a two-year term.

Disclaimer

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