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CSCF maintenance and development


Updates to the Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) will be posted online. Alternatively email for more detail.

Maintenance and development responsibilities

The Department of Health (DoH) is responsible for the system-wide maintenance and development of the Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) v3.2 and subsequent versions.

This responsibility includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Further simplification of the CSCF where practicable.
  2. Ensuring the CSCF aligns with future legislation, evidence-based clinical practice and policy direction evolution.
  3. Updating existing CSCF modules as required (including integration of CSCF licensed private health facilities companion document within the broader CSCF)
  4. Developing new CSCF modules as directed by the Department of Health.

A CSCF governance committee has been established to oversee these responsibilities and make recommendation/s on future amendments to, and/or development of the Queensland CSCF.

CSCF governance committee

CSCF governance committee members have been appointed by the CSCF sponsor—the Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director-General, Prevention Division—on the basis of their position, sector, discipline and/or geographical location and include:

Dr Jeannette Young

Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director-General & Governance Committee Chair

Prevention Division, Department of Health
Dr Petra Derrington

EDMS, Pathology Qld & Medicine rep

Health Support Queensland (HSQ)
Shelley Nowlan

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer & Nursing and Midwifery rep

Office of Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
Liza-Jane McBride

Chief Allied Health Officer & Allied Health rep

Allied Health Profession’s Office of Queensland, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
Wendy Fennah Nursing Director, Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Unit Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
Terri Price Director, System Planning Branch

Strategic Policy and Planning Division, Department of Health

Sarah Wanless Manager, Service Agreement Frameworks, Service Agreement Coordination & HPSP rep Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance Division, Department of Health
Dr Kerrie Freeman or proxy Chief Executive - West Moreton Hospital and Health Services & HSCE rep West Moreton HHS
Associate Professor Alan Sandford

Executive Director Medical Services & HSCE rep

North West HHS
Dr Andrew Hallahan Executive Director Medical Services & HSCE rep Children's Health Queensland HHS
Peter Gillies Chief Operating Officer & HSCE rep Darling Downs HHS
Dr Anthony Bell Chair, Statewide Clinical Networks Department of Health
Melissa Fox

Chief Executive Officer, Health Consumers Queensland & HCQ rep

Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ)
Dr Alexandra Markwell Chair, Queensland Clinical Senate & Qld Clinical Senate rep Queensland Clinical Senate (QCS)
Lucy Fisher Chief Executive Officer & private sector rep

Private Hospitals Association of Queensland (PHAQ)

Chris Went Chief Executive Officer & private health facilities rep Greenslopes Private Hospital, Ramsay Health Care
Arthur Yannakou Queensland State Manager for Healthscope & private health facilities rep Healthscope
Cheryl Clayton Director of Clinical Service rep The Wesley Hospital
Jo Dower

Compliance Manager & Governance Committee Secretariat

Chief Medical Officer & Healthcare Regulation Branch, Prevention Division, Department of Health

Dorothy Vicenzino

Executive Director (proxy for CHO) & committee observer

Chief Medical Officer & Healthcare Regulation Branch, Prevention Division, Department of Health
Janet Martin Director & committee advisor Mental Health Branch, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
Helen Rees Director & committee private sector advisor

Private Health Regulation Unit, Chief Medical Officer & Healthcare Regulation Branch, Prevention Division,  Department of Health

Dr Bruce Chater

Medical Superintendent with Right of Private Practice, Theodore
Associate Professor and Head of Discipline - Rural and Remote Medicine, UQ &  committee observer

Theodore, Queensland
Dr Lynne McKinlay Director, Qld Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Division of Medicine & committee observer Children's Health Queensland
Michelle Garner District Executive Director of Nursing, Executive Directors of Nursing / Midwifery Forum rep & committee observer North West HHS
Heather Edwards Director, Office of HSCE Forum & committee advisor  
Karen Murphy A/Chief Executive & HSCE rep North West HHS     

+ad hoc clinical experts and/or discipline advisors as required.

The CSCF governance committee meets as required, with out-of-session communication occurring via electronic information sharing and/or discussion.

View the CSCF governance committee Terms of reference (PDF, 70KB). A record of meeting actions can be obtained by emailing

CSCF user group

A statewide forum for CSCF users has been established and meets as required to::

  1. Facilitate discussion on application of the CSCF in Queensland public hospitals and licensed private health facilities.
  2. Raise and clarify issues specific to the CSCF.
  3. Offer suggestions for improvement to the Queensland CSCF.

Participation in CSCF user group meetings is open to all interested parties, limited only by meeting venue space availability and/or video and teleconference capacity. The opportunity to participate in meetings is provided on a ‘first in, first accommodated’ basis via advance notice of meeting participation to the CSCF User Group Chair (to allow for booking arrangements).

View the CSCF user group Terms of reference (PDF, 56KB). A record of user group actions can be obtained by emailing

Last updated: 28 May 2020

CSCF contacts

Public health sector self-assessment
Phone: (07) 3328 9430

Public and Private sector
Phone: (07) 3708 5325