Directorate of Defence Clinical Services
The Directorate of Defence Clinical Services (DDCS)
provides health support services to Joint Health
Command (JHC) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
DDCS operates in two sections with responsibility for
clinical governance and OOH.
Clinical Governance - Clinical
Governance works within a framework through which
Joint Health Command (JHC) is accountable for
continuously improving the quality of its services,
safeguarding high standards of care and creating an
environment of quality and safety in which excellence
in clinical care will flourish.
Operational and Overseas Health
(OOH) - Operational and Overseas Health
(OOH) responsibility within DDCS includes
promulgating Health Support Plans (HSP) in support of
military operations and exercises, providing general
advice and support to the Regional Heath Services
(RHS), supporting Military personnel and their
families in overseas locations and coordinating the
1800 IMSICK service.
Regional Health Services
DDCS is the organisation through which the Commander
Joint Health Command (CJHLTH) and Director General
Garrison Health Operations (DGGHO) provide medical
technical direction to the Regional Managers of the
DDCS is responsible for the provision of quality driven
health care in the National Support Area (NSA). DDCS is
the JHC - conduit to the NSA for the exercise of
technical control and exercises technical control
through the 5 RHS around Australia.
14 October, 2011