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Expression Of Interest – Opioids Expert Working Group

Expression of Interest – Opioids Expert Working Group 

Closing Date: Sunday 17 February 2019

NPS MedicineWise is establishing an Opioids Expert Working Group to provide advice to inform the design and development of the NPS MedicineWise Opioids visiting program. The Expert Working Group will be active in the design phase of the program. The program design phase is a total period of 1 month, spanning February to March 2019 where the issues and barriers associated with a health priority area are explored and activities or educational resources for health professionals and consumers are selected and designed.

During this phase the EWG will be asked to provide their expert advice to assist the team to:

  • better understand the issues, barriers and enablers of the program from the perspective of health professionals and/or consumers
  • effectively translate and synthesise evidence, guidelines and clinical opinion into guidance on clinical best practice
  • ensure key messages (i.e. the focus of the program) are relevant and appropriate for the audience/s
  • advise on opportunities to share, partner or leverage activities. 

The Expert Working Group for the Opioids program will be assembled in February 2019 and concluded at the cessation of the design phase on mid-March 2019. The work of the Expert Working Group will consist of a full day workshop in Sydney on Wednesday 6th March 2019. In addition to this key meeting there will be occasional email correspondence throughout the design phase.

Remuneration and support

Please note that travel costs and sitting fees will be covered by NPS MedicineWise for this work.

How to apply

CHF invites expressions of interest from consumer representatives by midnight AEDT on Sunday 17 February 2019. Interested consumer representatives will need to:

  • Complete a CHF nomination form available online at
  • Attach a letter of endorsement from a supporting health consumer organisation and/or provide sound demonstration of your links with a consumer base. This information ensures that consumer representatives are accountable to consumers. Please note that the health consumer group need not be a CHF member. This process ensures consumer representatives are placed with the confidence of consumers and have in place a consultative base enabling reps to draw from and report to consumers
  • Attach a short CV (no longer than two pages) in pdf format which may be forwarded to NPS MedicineWise.

Please contact Ghislaine Martin on 02 6273 5444 or via email at should you have any queries.