New advisory committee for NHMRC
FORMER AMA president Dr Mukesh Haikerwal will join fellow clinicians and academics on a new committee to advise the NHMRC on how best to apply research findings into clinical settings.
The newly formed NHMRC Health Care Committee will aim to ensure the results of the best available research are applied in GP clinics and hospitals.
The committee, chaired by former chief medical officer Professor John Horvath, will have a significant role in supporting the NHMRC’s response to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission report and the National Primary Health Care Strategy.
Parliamentary secretary for health Mark Butler said he hoped the expert advice and the transfer of knowledge into practice would improve all healthcare domains, including primary care and aged care. A second new committee, the Prevention and Community Health Committee, has also been established.
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