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Consumer Integrated Mental Health Application Consumer Brochure Working Group

Closing date: Friday 4 October

Queensland Department of Health – Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch

The Clinical Systems Support Team (CSST) is recruiting a team of 5+ mental health consumers and carers to be a part of a working group to create two brochures for mental health consumers in Queensland.

The Consumer Integrated Mental Health Application (CIMHA) is Queensland’s electronic medical record for mental health consumers. Soon mental health teams across Queensland will be sending consumers’ Transfer of Care (discharge summary) documents and Care Plans electronically to GP practice management software. Previously, this information has been sent manually via post or fax.

The brochures are being developed to advise consumers and carers about the CIMHA system in general, and the upcoming change.

Purpose

The working group will collaborate on the design of a brochure that gives clear and consumer-friendly information about these upcoming changes. The diverse backgrounds of the members of the group will help ensure that the brochure meets the needs of a wide range of consumers.

Role of the consumers

Consumers will be involved in a collaborative, co-design project. Consumers will be expected to share their viewpoints, raise ideas and provide feedback and input into the wording and design of the brochure.

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Regional Focus Groups: Digital Health Consumer Charter for Queensland

Consumers and carers are invited to join us for focus groups to inform on the development of a Digital Health Consumer Charter for Queensland

Join us at one of several focus groups we are facilitating for regional consumers and carers to inform the development of a Digital Health Consumer Charter for Queensland. Health Consumers Queensland is partnering with Clinical Excellence Queensland on this project.

Background

In the last decade, much has changed with how health is managed with IT systems – some hospitals now have entire digital systems with no bed charts or paper records; consumers can book GP appointments on-line, hospitals can now share key information digitally with your GP; some people track their health and wellbeing on tailored apps on their smart phones or with wearable devices.

We expect that this growth will continue to change the look and feel of health care and we’d like for consumers to be involved in shaping its direction. We would like to hear directly from you about what is important to you when you receive health care. This will help us to develop a set of principles that guides the future of digital health in Queensland. It’s important that consumers and carers have a voice in this so that we continue to receive the care we want and need.

Locations and registrations

Rockhampton 23 September >
Roma 26 September >
Mackay 30 September >
Townsville 1 October >
Cairns 2 October >

The objective of this consultation process is to determine:

  • If the strategies outlined in the Digital Health Strategic Vision for Queensland 2026 should inform the guiding principles for a Digital Health Consumer Charter
  • What other guiding principles would consumers want in a Digital Health Consumer Charter
  • Should there be alignment between a Digital Health Consumer Charter and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare’s version two of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights 
  • How would consumers want the Consumer Charter promoted to Queenslanders, and
  • How and where should the Consumer Charter be implemented by Queensland Heath
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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.
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EXTENDED: Sexual Health Network Steering Committee

Now closing 9am Friday 27 September 2019

Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is recruiting a consumer representative on the newly established Sexual Health Network 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

The Sexual Health Network is a group of health professionals and consumers that collaborate based on shared goals. The network aims to:

  • Guide local and statewide quality improvement reform in sexual health services
  • Enable new models of care to be shared across geographical areas
  • Support sexual health clinical guideline and policy development
  • Act as an enabler to implement change based on current evidence-based sexual heath practice
  • Enable clinicians to work together to develop and test innovative models to improve services
  • Provide a platform to share challenges and successes to co-design sexual health services with consumers

The wider network is open to all interested people working in sexual health across Queensland. The steering committee is a smaller group of approximately 15 members that have been elected to guide network activities. The committee is led by 2 co-chairs (medical and nursing) and supported by a coordinator.

The steering committee and the network have only recently been established and are in the process of determining their priority areas. The first body of work is to conduct a service mapping activity so that we can better understand the current status of publicly funded sexual health services in Queensland.

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