Steve Hambleton takes up clinical advisory role at ADHA

Steve Hambleton has been appointed independent clinical adviser to the Australian Digital Health Agency for a six-month period, taking up a role recently vacated by former chief medical adviser Meredith Makeham.

A former AMA president, Dr Hambleton was a member of the Royle review into the PCEHR, now known as the My Health Record, and chairman of NeHTA as it transitioned to the new agency in 2016.

He has also acted as co-chair of clinical programs for the agency and was deputy chair of the My Health Record expansion program.

Interim ADHA CEO Bettina McMahon said Dr Hambleton’s contribution to the agency in the past has been invaluable in providing clinical expertise and a link to the medical profession.

“Steve is a frontline GP and has worked with governments, the AMA and health professional organisations including medical, allied health, nursing and pharmacy,” Ms McMahon said.

He will join the executive leadership team as a clinical adviser and will provide clinical input to agency governance committees. The appointment will commence next Monday and run through to January 2021.

Professor Makeham resigned last month to take up a position as associate dean of community and primary healthcare at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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