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Braemar Charitable Trust- committed to growing great governance

Health sector training, professional development and capability building is one of the Braemar Charitable Trust's core charitable pillars. We are committed to growing health sector capacity and capability in our region through investing in health sector related secondary, tertiary and post graduate education and ongoing clinician professional development. 

This capability building also includes striving for best practice clinical and organisational governance. To best position ourselves for the future and build current and future governance capability at Braemar, the Braemar Charitable Trust is providing the opportunity for existing Braemar Trustees, Braemar Hospital Board Directors, members of clinical governance committees and any Medical Associate (the Surgeons and Anaesthetists who regularly work at Braemar Hospital) the opportunity for governance professional development through workshops facilitated by experienced governance professional, Richard Westlake.

We see this as an opportunity to not only grow current governance skills and capability, but to also provide a "governance pipeline" for Medical Associates who may be interested in clinical governance or a role on the Braemar Charitable Trust or Hospital Board in the future. Trust Manager Paula Baker said "Medical Associates are key to Braemar's success, this is a great way for the Trust to invest in and give back to the Medical Associates who work at Braemar Hospital. Providing Medical Associates with an opportunity to develop their governance skills, equips them for future governance roles at Braemar so they are best positioned to shape the future direction of the Trust and Hospital, supporting the "Braemar means Excellence" philosophy".  

The first workshop was held in June with members of the Trust and Hospital Board's and a second workshop is being planned for later this year for members of Braemar's Hospital's clinical governance committees.