Australia’s former deputy chief medical officer, Dr Nick Coatsworth, is among three health experts to be named as members of Greencare Clinics’ first advisory committee.

Dr Nick Coatsworth

Dr Coatsworth, who helped steer Australia through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside chief medical officer Dr Paul Kelly, will join Dr Sylvia Victor and ex-TGA staffer Nasis Ellis in offering their expert guidance to the business.

Greencare chief executive George Moskos said the addition of “such esteemed and knowledgeable health professionals” will be “invaluable”.

The trio will provide advice on clinical governance and operations “to enhance patient outcomes”.

Dr Coatsworth, an infectious disease and respiratory physician, held the deputy chief medical officer role for eight months from March 2020 before taking the part-time of role of senior medical advisor for COVID-19 until September 2021.

Dr Sylvia Victor

He has held several senior roles at Canberra Hospital since 2016 and was recently appointed Nine Network’s medical expert.

Meanwhile, Dr Victor is a research scientist recognised for her specialised knowledge in alternative therapies.

She has extensive experience in the healthcare sector including senior roles in healthtech software, medical device innovation, and biotechnology research and development.

Completing the advisory line up is former assistant director of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Special Access Section, Nasis Ellis.

Nasis Ellis

He is a registered community pharmacist working in the ACT and regional NSW and will help Greencare navigate the evolving healthcare landscape.

Moskos said: “Greencare is delighted to have attracted such esteemed and knowledgeable health professionals and experts to the committee. Their wealth of experience and expertise across both natural and broader healthcare will be invaluable.

“I am personally humbled to be working with these great minds and I am confident that with their insights we will continue to offer our patients the best possible healthcare.”

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