LASA launches Communities of Practice

Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA)

Leading Age Services Australia will launch a new online platform for members to communicate, collaborate and support one another in their day to day work.

The initiative, announced this week at LASA’s annual Congress, builds on the success of its innovAGEING’s online collaboration hub known as the innovation lab.

CEO Sean Rooney said LASA members will be able to “communicate as a network on key issues, pose questions to their peers, discuss operational challenges, share innovative solutions, and support each other in their work day to day – all within a shared and facilitated online environment.”

“The first LASA Community of Practice to be established is in the critical area of Clinical Governance. This COP will provide a place for nurses and other clinicians in our industry to discuss and explore key clinical governance areas such as: risk management; clinical auditing; staffing and staff management; education and training; clinical effectiveness; clinical information; and, stakeholder engagement,” Mr Rooney said.

The Clinical Governance forum will be moderated by LASA’s Member Advocate, Nigel McGothigan, who is a Registered Nurse with 25 years experience. He has also served as a clinical advisor to the Australian Council of Health Care Standards.  This COPs other moderator will be LASA’s Member Services Coordinator in QLD, Chris Edith.

Mr Rooney said further Communities of Practice are planned and members will be engaged on future focus topics.

Access to will be for LASA Members only as part of its standard membership.


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