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What is PEER?

A platform to connect Victorian health services with independent panel members that can participate in their serious or sentinel event review panels, such as Root Cause Analysis reviews of sentinel events.

Why are we launching PEER?

Health services should have at least one independent member on their serious and sentinel event review panels to provide a fresh pair of eyes.

We’ve developed PEER to make it easier for individuals to register their interest to be an independent panel member and for health services to find and connect with them.

Applications to become an independent panel member for serious and sentinel event reviews are now open.
Browse PEER to find an independent panel member for serious and sentinel event reviews
Want to know more about PEER? Read our frequently asked questions

Information for health services

Independent panel members provide a fresh pair of eyes and an objective view from outside of your health service. To engage an independent panel member from the PEER platform:

  • accept the terms of use
  • view the potential independent panel member profiles
  • consider which member may be suitable based on location, discipline and/or area of expertise
  • contact the potential independent panel member via the details on their profile
  • determine independence, suitability and availability
  • negotiate working requirements and expectations.

Please visit our frequently asked questions for more information.

Information for applicants

We're looking healthcare, quality and safety and consumer applicants who:

  • have experience in incident reviews
  • are interested in helping health services undertake reviews and learn from serious incidents
  • hold a formal position at a Victorian public or private health service and have agreement from their employer to participate as an independent panel member for serious or sentinel event work at other health services. Please note this is mandatory for insurance purposes.  

Successful independent panel members will:

  • have their profile published on the PEER platform which is hosted on the public SCV website
  • be contactable by health services
  • have permission from their substantive employer to participate in serious or sentinel event review work at other health services
  • declare conflicts of interest
  • negotiate working arrangements and expectations with health services
  • notify SCV of any changes to information.

Please visit our frequently asked questions for more information.

More information

SCV recommends that these services are performed on a quid pro quo basis and therefore cost neutral where possible. It is estimated that independent panel members will provide up to six hours of time per review however this is negotiable between the health service and the independent panel member.

Please visit our frequently asked questions for more information.

Privacy

SCV collects and publishes personal information on the PEER platform to enable health services to browse and contact registered individuals to find a suitable independent panel member to participate in serious or sentinel event reviews.

In order to fulfil this purpose, your personal information will be published on our public facing website. If you do not provide us with the information requested in the registration form or consent to having your personal information (including your photo) listed on our public website, we will not be able to consider you as a potential independent panel member

For more information on how we collect, use and manage your information please refer to our privacy policy.

You can access or request deletion of the information that you provide to SCV by contacting us at 03 9096 1546 or reviewpanelmembers@safercare.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 01 Nov 2018