The Possums Clinic was first established in 2011 at UQ HealthCare, Annerley. We went on to open doors at Highgate Hill from April 2013 to October 2017, when we entered a partnership with a private practice which ended in April 2018. You can now find the Possums Education and Research Centre at Paeds in a Pod, Greenslopes.
The charitable organisation Possums for Mothers and Babies Ltd (PMB) has licensed and will continue to license, groups or organisations the rights to use the Possums Intellectual Property (Neuroprotective Developmental Care NDC or Possums programs), including the name The Possums Clinic, under strictly protected conditions. These conditions always include appropriate use of our logos with links to our website, resources, and evidence-base, and time constraints designed to maintain program and brand fidelity, in order to ensure the Possums name remains associated with the highest calibre care for new families.
A Possums Clinic comprises only NDC Accredited Practitioners (one or more), individually approved by PMB. Each practitioner completed the Certification workshops, the Masterclasses, and an NDC Accreditation Pathway that includes clinical observation, regular participation in case discussions, and an examination process, before becoming NDC Accredited.
We hope that in time there will be many Possums Clinics, embedded in other clinics or standing alone, transforming the care that new families receive!