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Expression of Interest – Patient Information Leaflet Focus Group

Medication Services Queensland

Closing date: 26th November 2017

Medication Services Queensland (MSQ) is part of the Prevention Division, Department of Health. They provide a range of services that support pharmacy practice, medications and medication management activities within Queensland Health including maintaining the List of Approved Medicines (the formulary of medications), the PBS within hospitals, various policies and guidelines and medication safety. This work is being done by the Medication Safety team.

Purpose

Medication Services Queensland is seeking to recruit 6 consumers or carers for a focus group to help the medication safety team develop a patient information leaflet explaining the 6 rights for safe medication administration. The leaflet will aim to help patients understand what the 6 rights are, outline the process staff follow when they use them and explain how patients  can contribute to their own care. Further testing of the leaflet will occur via a survey of members of the Health Consumers Queensland network.

Who is it for?

The target audience for this focus group is patients, carers and parents who take / give regular medications, particularly if you have ever had concerns about a medication you have been asked to take while in hospital.

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Expression of Interest – eHealth Queensland Workshop

Closing date: Close of business Friday 12 January 2018

Queensland Health is the largest provider of healthcare services in Queensland.  eHealth Queensland, as the major provider of digital services to Queensland Health, undertakes a number of projects designed to improve how services are delivered to consumers.

As part of this process eHealth Queensland is seeking input from consumers on one of its major programs of work – the My Health Record Program. This program of work is aimed at ensuring both Queensland Health staff and consumers are aware that Queensland Health is sending clinical information to the Federal Government’s My Health Record.

Purpose

eHealth Queensland would like to run a workshop to test the communication messages and material being developed to explain to our consumers what Queensland Health is sending to the Federal Governments My Health Record.  

Who is it for?

You or a family member may have had a recent hospital stay or will be going to hospital. We are looking for a maximum of 6-9 consumers or carers representing various areas of the community – rural and remote, disability, non-English speaking background, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

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Would you like to be interviewed for the Health Consumers Queensland Impact Evaluation Project?

Researchers at Griffith University are wanting to interview consumers and carers who are in a representative role in Queensland Health Hospital and Health Services, Department of Health Divisions, Private Hospitals and Primary Health Networks about their experience (twice over a one year period).

The telephone interviews will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and in appreciation of your time you will receive a $20 gift card. If you would like to volunteer to take part in an interview, please read through the participant information sheet which explains more about the research project. If you would like to express your interest in participating in an interview, please contact the researchers at Griffith University via email hcqresearch@griffith.edu.au.

Please note that Griffith University researchers have received ethics approval to undertake this research. If you would like any additional information about this research, please contact Dr Maddy Slattery on 3382 1123 or hcqresearch@griffith.edu.au. If you have any concerns about the way the research is conducted, please contact the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee.