Consumer Opportunities

The role of a consumer representative can be a very rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping to affect positive change in Queensland’s health system and improving the healthcare experience for other consumers.

Health Consumers Queensland’s Guide for Consumers Partnering with Health Organisations may be a good source of information for consumer representatives, no matter where you are in your consumer representative journey.

Keep your eye on this page, our eAlerts and our Facebook page for the latest Consumer Opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Youth Health Poll – share your experience of health services in Queensland

The poll closes on Friday, 11 December 2020

We would like to hear from young people (16-25 years) across Queensland.

We want to hear from you about your experience in accessing health services across Queensland and understand the issues that matter to you. Our aim is to improve and increase the involvement of young people across Queensland Health for better health outcomes.

This form is anonymous so your answers won’t identify you in any way. It should take you about 10 minutes to complete.

We will share the results via our eAlert newsletter in 2021.

If you need help completing the poll, please contact Chelsea Gourgaud via chelsea.gourgaud@hcq.org.au

Complete the poll >

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. read more…

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