Monash Partners Academic Health Services Centre Update

Date: 10/04/17

Monash Partners Academic Health Services Centre Chief Operating Officer Angela Jones updated MCHRI about the exciting developments currently in progress.

Established in 2011, Monash Partners is a collaboration between clinical care providers (public and private), health research institutes and Monash University. The partnership delivers health care to 3.2million Victorians in the rapidly growing south-east corridor of Melbourne.
The Partners include: Alfred Health, Monash Health, Peninsula Health, Eastern Health, Cabrini, Epworth HealthCare, the Burnet Institute, Hudson Institute of Medical Research and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Monash Partners vision is to measurably improve the health of the community it serves through the integration of research, education and clinical care, and the scale up of innovation for direct patient impact.

Currently Monash Partners is:

Streamlining Research Ethics and Governance: a multi-organisational, multidisciplinary working group is co-developing and implementing a model to streamline and harmonise ethics and governance review across the Partner organisations to create efficiencies of scale through the sharing of best practice, resources and processes.

Accredited Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training: all Monash Partners staff have access to accredited ICH GCP training, at no individual charge, at the AMREP and MHTP campuses. Refresher GCP training is also available, and a suite of training is being developed for clinical staff to build capacity in clinical research and healthcare improvement. This training program is provided by Monash University and funded by the Partners.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF): Monash Partners have recently conducted a targeted expression of interest process for the Medical Research Future Fund, which is looking to disperse $71M this financial year. Approximately 90 EOI’s were received for this round of funding, the outcomes will be announced in due course.