About us

QCYCN - We place children and families at the heart of everything we doThe Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network (QCYCN) is the peak body of expertise for child, young person and family health in Queensland.

We connect clinicians, services and systems across Queensland, so that no matter where a child lives, they receive innovative, seamless, and evidence-based health care.

We are an independent Queensland Health body funded by the Healthcare Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland. We are hosted by, but operate separately from, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service. The QCYCN has been championing the wellbeing of Queensland children, young people and families since 2009.

Vision

To champion the wellbeing of Queensland children, young people and families.

Mission

  • Elevate the child and young person health agenda
  • Collaborate and link to influence service systems
  • Identify and harness statewide clinical expertise
  • Provide support and leadership to empower clinicians

Strategic Priorities

  • Advocating – family centred practice and a holistic approach to health care.
  • Connecting – hospital and health services, health systems, policy makers and external health providers.
  • Empowering – clinicians through leadership, mentoring and support.
  • Influencing – systems and policy to encompass the child and young person health agenda.
  • Translating – evidence into clinical practice.

Leadership

The QCYCN is led by a Clinical Chair and Clinician Collaborative, which provide strategic advice to inform the Network’s direction.

Dr Kerri Lyn WebbThe Clinical Chair of the QCYCN is Dr Kerri-Lyn Webb, Senior Staff Specialist in Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQHHS). Dr Webb is also the Medical Co-Lead for the Queensland Paediatric Critical Care Pathway.

Dr Webb’s clinical background is in child development and community paediatrics. She has a strong interest and experience in adolescent service provision, service provision for children with combined developmental and mental health difficulties, service planning and redesign, intersectoral work and policy advocacy in children and young people’s health. Dr Webb has been extensively involved in training health professionals. She is skilled in transdisciplinary practice and family centred care and works with clinicians, consumers of healthcare and researchers to progress quality, safety and integrated care initiatives both locally and statewide.

The QCYCN gains direction from the Clinician Collaborative, a multidisciplinary group of senior clinicians who are leaders in their field or speciality.

The Clinician Collaborative provides high level specialist clinical advice to inform strategic directions, planning and policy and promote optimal child and youth health care.

Members

The wider QCYCN network includes more than 700 clinicians, researchers, educators and consumers from Queensland Health, non-government organisations, research organisations and primary care.

Members play a vital role in contributing feedback, determining future directions for the network, and disseminating and implementing quality of care recommendations.

Membership is free and open to all clinicians, health workers, consumer and family advocates, researchers, non-government and private organisations with active interest in improving the care of children and young people in Queensland – contact us on statewide_child_and_youth_network@health.qld.gov.au or 07 3069 7117 to join today.