Welcome to A Better Culture

A Better Culture is a coalition of health professionals who know that working in healthcare does not have to be traumatising. Who know that we can make things better. We can choose to eliminate bullying, to stamp out all forms of harassment, to have zero tolerance for racism, and to wipe discrimination off the face of the profession. We know that we can build #ABetterCulture. 

Dr Jillann Farmer

Chief Executive Officer


The Why

Because none of these things have a place in a culture that is supposed to be about caring. Healthcare worker who are exhausted from the constant onslaught of bullying, from the oppressive weight of racism, can’t do their best work. Some of them leave – sometimes for a while, sometimes forever. And discrimination means that we don’t have a merit-based system – we aren’t ensuring that the best people do the work they are most suited for.

Building #ABetterCulture will mean we build Better Healthcare. And that’s for everyone’s benefit.

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What Makes A Better Culture Different?

We are taking a different approach to creating a safer, more effective workplace. We are challenging the system, and those who drive it, to provide safety to the people in it. But it will take all parts of the health system to create lasting change. 

This is an invitation to everyone - Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health workers, to be a part of creating psychological safety in a system and culture that currently undermines it. 

Healthcare must be accountable as a workplace. It must be safe first and foremost, then better outcomes for staff and patients will follow.

Our people


Our Chair

Ms Helen Szoke AO
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Dr Jillann Farmer
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The A Better Culture Project is seeking expressions of interest from those working in medical, nursing/midwifery, and allied health workforces to join the Membership of its Reference Groups. Please note that some groups (Supervisors, International Graduate, and Students and Early Career Doctors) have specific Membership requirements.

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