Skip links and keyboard navigation

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:

MemberPositionCommittee role
Dr Jeannette Young

Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director-General, Prevention Division, Queensland Health

Debbie Carroll Chief Executive, Wide Bay HHS Member
Tina Chinery

A/Chief Executive, Cairns and Hinterland HHS

Cheryl Clayton

Director of Clinical Services, The Wesley Hospital

Nathan Costin

Director, System Planning Branch, Strategic Policy and Planning Division, Queensland Health

Dr Petra Derrington Pathology Queensland, Health Support Queensland, Department of Health Member
Wendy Fennah Nursing Director, Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health


Lucy Fisher Executive Director, Private Hospitals Association of Queensland Member
Melissa Fox Chief Executive Officer, Health Consumers Queensland Member
Dr Lizbeth Kenny

Chair, Statewide Clinical Networks, Department of Health

Dr Alexandra Markwell Chair, Queensland Clinical Senate, Department of Health Member
Liza-Jane McBride Chief Allied Health Officer, Allied Health Professions Office of Queensland, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health Member
Karen Murphy A/Chief Executive, North West HHS Member
Shelley Nowlan

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health

Chris Went Chief Executive Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital Member

David Harper

Qld State Manager, Healthscope


Geoffrey Bryant Director, Office of Health Service Chief Executive Forum Observer / advisor
Dr Bruce Chater Medical Superintendent Theodore, Central Queensland HHS and Associate Professor and Head of Discipline - Rural and Remote Medicine, UQ Observer / advisor
Michelle Garner Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance, North West HHS Observer / advisor
Donna Richmond

Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance, Torres and Cape HHS

Observer / advisor

Janet Martin

Director, Clinical Governance, Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drug Branch, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health

Observer / advisor
Dr Lynne McKinlay Director, Qld Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Division of Medicine & committee observer Observer / advisor
Dr Steve McTaggart Executive Director Medical Services, Children’s Health Queensland Observer / advisor
Helen Rees

Director, Private Health Regulation Unit, Prevention Division, Department of Health

Observer / advisor
Dorothy Vicenzino Executive Director, Chief Medical Officer and Healthcare Regulation Branch, Prevention Division, Queensland Health Observer / advisor     
Sarah Wanless Manager, Service Agreement Coordination, HPSP Division Observer / advisor

Private Health Regulation Unit,
Prevention Division, Department of Health


+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 70 kB). 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 55 kB). A record of user group actions can be obtained by emailing

Last updated: 28 September 2021

CSCF contacts

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

Public and Private sector
Phone: (07) 3708 5325