Professor Peter McDougall Honorary appointment to the Department of Paediatrics

Peter McDougall the Executive Director Medical Services and Clinical Governance at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) was appointed a clinical professor of the MMS Department of Paediatrics in 2015. An effective leader with a strong background in advocacy for research and education he has made a substantial contribution to academia through medical leadership, research governance and advocacy, medical education at both a vocational and continuing education level, clinical quality improvement and community engagement.

A key initiative Peter is currently leading for the RCH is the electronic medical record patient portal, Epic, which is planned to go live at the end of April 2016. This will revolutionise the working relationship between patients and families, significantly change the doctor patient relationship, improve the patient experience and enhance opportunities for clinical research.