Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC)

The Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC) is a committee of senior government officials with member representation from the Australian Government, the six State Governments and two Territory Governments.

JBC is responsible for all jurisdictional issues relating to the national blood supply, including planning, production, supply and budgeting. It provides national policy leadership on these matters, advising Health Ministers through the  Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council and settling less significant issues as authorised by the Council.  Advice and support to COAG Health Council is provided through the Clinical Principal Committee and Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council.

The JBC is also responsible for considering advice from, and providing advice to, the NBA on matters related to the national blood supply, overseeing the NBA’s role in relation to contracts, and referring proposed changes to the national blood supply for evidence-based evaluation.

TABLE: JBC Membership

Name

Chair/member

Position and Jurisdiction

Ms Penny Shakespeare

Chair

Deputy Secretary - Department of Health

Ms Adriana Platona

Member First Assistant Secretary, Technology, Assessment & Access Division - Department of Health

Dr Kerry Chant

Member

Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director General, Population & Public Health - NSW Ministry of Health

Mr Michael Furey

Member

Manager, Blood, Pharmaceutical, Organ & Tissue Donation - Department of Health, VIC

Professor Keith McNeil

Member

A/g Deputy Director-General and Chief Medical Officer - Queensland Health

Dr Sharon Nowrojee

Member

Medical Advisor, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, WA

Ms Susan Ireland

Member

Director Blood, Organ & Tissue Programs - SA Department of Health and Wellbeing

Dr Joy Mendel

Member

Department of Health and Human Services, TAS

Dr Fiona Wake

Member

Director Clinical Excellence & Patient Safety - Department of Health, NT

Dr Dinesh Arya

Member

Chief Medical Officer - ACT Health Directorate

Further information is available from the JBC Secretariat by email jbc@blood.gov.au or by telephone 02 6151 5000.