Monday, 24 August 2015

Victorian Health and Medical Research Strategy Discussion Paper

A discussion paper has been released to inform the development of the Victorian health and medical research strategy. This discussion paper was developed following preliminary consultations with the health and medical research sector and the representative stakeholder roundtable that was led by the Hon. Jill Hennessy MP, Minister for Health, and Mr Frank McGuire MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, on 16 June 2015.

Guide to providing submissions
The Victorian health and medical research strategy can be found at

You are invited to provide feedback by addressing the content and questions posed in the discussion paper. A list of the questions can be found at the end of each section and in Part 3.

In addition, you are invited to detail five to 10 health and medical research-related actions that you consider to be critical to strengthening the sector and improving the health and wellbeing of Victorians. Not all of the questions need to be addressed in your response.

Submissions should be provided in a Word document.  Responses to any one questions should not exceed one page.

Where you have included data or cited papers or research in your submission, please provide a reference to the source of this information. If you would like to provide a submission but are not able to do this in a written format, please contact Laura Ward on the details below to discuss an alternative format.
Submission date
Submissions should be emailed to Laura Ward at by 5.00 p.m. (AEST) on Monday, 31 August 2015. Submissions made after this date may not be considered.

Laura Ward
Innovation Hub and Health System Improvement
Department of Health and Human Services | 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
p. 03 9096 5340 | m. 0429 390 946 |f. 03 9096 0588

Victoria's future industries: Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals

Note: The Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has made available a discussion paper Victoria’s future industries: Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals to help inform the development of a sector strategy for medtech and pharmaceuticals. This discussion paper can be found at

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