Rural CNC Advisory Group


The Rural Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) Advisory Group was formed to provide a communication link between rural intensive care services and other Health agencies and promote safe and effective service delivery across rural Intensive Care Units in NSW.


  • To provide and promote representation from a rural intensive care perspective on NSW and federal committees
  • To evaluate outcomes at a local level and contribute to understanding of clinical services across NSW from a rural perspective
  • To initiate, coordinate and deliver projects to address issues that are common to rural and/or metropolitan local health districts through a shared understanding of the current work practice issues and gaps in relation to clinical and professional practice
  • To provide feedback to local health districts around statewide intensive care projects, initiatives and evidence based practice
  • Fostering collaboration between rural and metropolitan intensive care services


Sherri-Leigh Bayliss, CNC ICU Southern NSW LHD.


  • ICU Transition to Practice evaluation
  • Support of ICU Service Model Implementation in rural level 4 intensive care services
  • Nursing Grand Rounds monthly education sessions
  • Review of draft eMR iView critical care module
  • Inaugural intensive care CNC forum November 2018

Membership 2018

Jenny BonetCNC Intensive Care Central Coast LHD
Kerry WardCNC Intensive Care Hunter New England LHD
Kylie Pleming CNC Intensive Care Murrumbidgee LHD
Mark McLennanCNC Intensive Care Northern NSW LHD
Nick MinnsCNC Critical Care Far West NSW LHD
Rand ButcherCNC Intensive CareNorthern NSW LHD
Sherri-Leigh BaylissCNC Intensive Care Southern NSW LHD
Zoe BolusCNC Critical Care Western NSW LHD