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Safer Baby Bundle Improvement Project Steering committee

Friday 20 September 2019

Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is recruiting a consumer representative for the Safer Baby Bundling Improvement Project Steering Committee.

As part of the Queensland Department of Health, CEQ partners with health services, clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through its continual pursuit of excellence. Read more about CEQ >

Purpose

What is the Safer Baby Bundle?
The Safer Baby Bundle addresses evidence-based interventions to address 5 key elements that are known to increase risk of stillbirth.
These include:
  • detection and management of women with decreased fetal movements (DFM)
  • detection and management of women with fetal growth restriction (FGR),
  • maternal smoking
  • maternal sleep position, and;
  • shared-decision making on the timing of birth for at risk women
The Safer Baby Bundle Improvement Project Steering Committee provides high-level strategic advice and guidance to the Stillbirth Improvement Project as it implements the Safer Baby Bundle and drives improvement, in preventing stillbirths across Queensland.

Consumer representation is already in place for the steering committee. This opportunity is seeking an additional representative.
Clinical Excellence Queensland has partnered with the Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE), New South Wales Clinical Excellence Commission, Safer Care Victoria and key stillbirth advocacy organisations, the Stillbirth Foundation Australia and Still Aware to reduce the rate of stillbirth of babies from 28 weeks’ gestation by 20% by 2022.
Role of the consumer
Within the committee, the role of the consumer will vary depending on the current priority in focus, but will include providing information and feedback to the group from a consumer perspective and providing advice to inform recommendations made by the committee.

Who is it for?

This role would suit a parent with a lived experience of still birth.
We encourage applications from consumers from diverse backgrounds including, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living in rural and remote areas or cultural and linguistically diverse.

Time and location

Steering committee meetings are held monthly on the third Friday of each month. The first meeting from this expression of interest will be held on 18 October 2019 1pm – 3pm.
Meeting can be attended face to face or via teleconference depending on location. All meeting material is provided electronically prior to meetings.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement.
Remuneration will be provided as follows:

  • $187 per meeting 4 hours and under
  • $374 per meeting 4 hours and over

The Principal Project Officer will provide orientation and ongoing support for the successful consumer representative, including pre- and post-meeting briefings, as required.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and return to consumer@hcq.org.au by close of business Friday 20 September 2019
For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via consumer@hcq.org.au or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

Download the application form >