Join the Queensland Health Website Transformation Advisory Group

Closing date: 9am, Monday 8th February 2021

Queensland Health is seeking two consumer representatives to join its Website Transformation Advisory Group. The representatives will provide consumer perspectives on the transformation project, which includes the following website properties.

Department of Health Departmental information https://www.health.qld.gov.au
Qld Government site Queensland Health public content www.qld.gov.au/health
HHS sites Hospital and health Service sites https://www.health.qld.gov.au/services
Campaign sites e.g. Dear Mind campaign https://mentalwellbeing.initiatives.qld.gov.au
Co-branded sites e.g. BreastScreen Queensland https://www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Website Transformation Project is to deliver a better public health website network for patients, the public, clinicians, staff and other stakeholders.

The purpose of the Website Transformation Advisory Group (“the Advisory Group” or “WebTAG”) is to provide governance, advice and guidance to the project team running the Project within Strategic Communications Branch (SCB).

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First Nations’ Consumer Representative Opportunity: Patient Access Advisory Committee Member

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 4th February 2021.

The Department of Health is providing one (1) First Nations’ health consumer representative the opportunity to participate in the Patient Access Advisory Committee (PAAC) to help establish system-level performance oversight and monitoring of Patient Flow in Queensland Public Hospitals.

Purpose

The Patient Access Advisory Committee (PAAC) is a Tier 3 committee to provide strategic advice to the System Management Advisory Committee (SMC) on issues affecting consumer access to public acute health services and timely flow through the episode of patient care.

The primary functions of the Committee are to:

  1. Provide strategic advice to Queensland Health System Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) on strategies to support system-wide opportunities for improvement in patient flow, with the goal to improve access to care.
  2. Review and refine existing protocols to align to best practice and ensure safety and quality of service delivery is maintained.
  3. Understand key pressure points of patient flow in the system to target service improvement.

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Host a Kitchen Table Discussion about the Mental Health Review Tribunal

Applications close at 4pm, Thursday, 21 January 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for eight consumers and/or carers to lead a consultation with their local community through a kitchen table discussion to learn about their knowledge of and/or experience with the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT).

About the project

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by the Mental Health Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) to undertake consultation with Queenslanders about their knowledge of and experience with the Tribunal.

The primary purpose of the Tribunal is to review the involuntary status of persons with a mental illness and/or intellectual disability. The Tribunal also provides approval for the performance of electroconvulsive therapy and non-ablative neurosurgical procedures. The Tribunal is an independent decision-making body under the Mental Health Act 2016 and is not part of any health service or treating team. (more…)

Join the Mental Health Act 2016 eLearning package review Community of Interest

Closing date extended: Thursday, 28 January 2021

The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP), Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, is seeking consumer and carer representatives with experience of the Queensland mental health system to participate in a community of interest for the review of the training resources utilised to train clinicians in executing their functions under the Mental Health Act 2016. This training resource is also available to the broader community.

A project to review the current Mental Health Act eLearning package is currently underway and is anticipated to require a phased approach spanning a 2 to 3 year period.

It is anticipated that the community of interest will establish a pool of applicants that the OCP can engage to provide feedback on specific topics and resources over a three-year period. This feedback will inform the gradual redevelopment of the educational package by opting in or out of activities as they arise. Activities will vary and may include:

  • Surveys
  • Content review and development
  • Input into color schemes, infographics and pictures
  • Collaboration on scripts, scenarios, videos and/or other interactive resources
  • Other activities as they arise.

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Host a Kitchen Table Discussion about public hospital rehabilitation care during COVID-19

Closing date: 4pm, Thursday 28 January 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for 12 consumers or carers to lead consultation with community members who have had or are receiving public hospital rehabilitation care since COVID-19 restrictions commenced in March. This includes people whose rehabilitation was impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The consumers will host a kitchen table discussion to hear from other community members about their experiences or concerns of public adult and paediatric rehabilitation during this time.

About the project

The initial preparation for and subsequent response to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in major changes and challenges across health services and systems.  Some of these impacted rehabilitation services dramatically, including “non-essential” services being reduced, shifted, or modified, to increase hospital capacity. Many changes also impacted directly on rehabilitation service provision and the workforce, as well as patient/consumer care and family engagement.

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by the Allied Health Professions Office of Queensland to undertake this project.

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Join the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee

Closing date extended to Friday 22 January 2021

eHealth Queensland is seeking two consumer representatives to join the membership of the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee to provide advice on the priority and selection of initiatives for the digital enablement of rural and remote healthcare across Queensland. 

eHealth Queensland enables the delivery of health services to the community, supporting the information technology needs of the State’s 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.

Purpose

The Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee is the statewide peak body that will provide strategic advice on initiatives for the digital enablement of rural and remote healthcare across Queensland. This includes initiatives in the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare.

The Committee fulfils a key role by undertaking the following functions:

  • Provide advice and feedback on initiatives related to the digital enablement of rural and remote healthcare in Queensland.
  • Discuss and review future issues impacting the implementation of the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare.
  • Discuss and review Investment Concept Briefs and Business Cases for future activities and projects related to the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare
  • Promote awareness of the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare and the opportunities it provides.
  • Review risks and issues that may impact the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee’s responsibilities and functions.

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Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network: Steering Committee Member

Closing date extended: 29 January 2021

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is seeking one (1) health consumer representative to participate as a valuable member on the Steering Committee for the Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network (SICCN).

This opportunity would suit a consumer with:

  • at least 12 months’ committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service or Statewide level
  • personal experience with intensive care services (via self or close family/friend) is preferred.
  • access to a computer and reliable internet service would be ideal as meetings are held via videoconference.

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) partners with Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through the continual pursuit of excellence.  CEQ does this by identifying, monitoring and promoting improvements in the quality of health services delivered by service providers (both HHSs and private health facilities, globally and within Queensland), and supporting and facilitating the dissemination of best-practice clinical standards and processes that achieve better outcomes for our patients. https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/index.php/

Statewide Clinical Networks provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health with the aim of improving consumer outcomes and experience.  They work collaboratively across Queensland to develop and implement evidence-based practice in a coordinated way to achieve high quality healthcare. Find more information on the Statewide Clinical Networks here.

Purpose

The purpose of the SICCN is to provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health and champion strategic matters relating to the delivery and advancement of intensive care services in Queensland. (more…)

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