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Queensland Health Consumers Collaborative

This strategic, high level Collaborative is a joint initiative between Health Consumers Queensland and Queensland Health. The Collaborative is tasked with embedding consumer partnerships at every level of planning, policy, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of services provided by Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.

Eight consumer members will continue to work collaboratively with Queensland Health and Hospital and Health Service counterparts over the coming years.

There was significant interest following the expressions of interest for the consumer positions on the Collaborative. The people chosen are able to provide a strong, effective and diverse voice across almost the full spectrum of health issues in Queensland.


Members of the collaborative are:


  • Erin Evans (Chair of Health Consumers Queensland)

Consumer members:

  • Sharon Boyce
  • Helen Mees
  • Lis Miller
  • Hamza Vayani
  • Louise Lawrie
  • Keren Pointon

Queensland Health members:

  • Jeannette Young (Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director-General, Prevention Division)
  • Kathleen Forrester (Deputy Director-General, Strategy, Policy and Planning Division)
  • John Wakefield (Deputy Director-General, Clinical Excellence Queensland)
  • Nick Steele (Deputy Director-General, Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance)
  • Michael Willis (Chair of Chairs, Hospital and Health Boards)
  • Lisa Davies-Jones (Queensland Health Service Chief Executives Representative, North West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive)
  • Alex Markwell (Chair, Queensland Clinical Senate)
  • Robyn Littlewood (Network Chair Representative, Clinical Networks)

Queensland Health Consumers Collaborative Communiques

Communique 8 – September 2018

In this issue:

  • Vale Doug Porter
  • Annual Forum
  • Innovation and research
  • My Health Record update
  • Wrap up and what’s next

Communique 7 – May 2018

In this issue:

  • 2018 work plan
  • The NDIS and health

Communique 6 – November 2017

In this issue:

  • Queensland Clinical Senate
  • Value-based healthcare for Queensland – Update
  • New Collaborative member profiles: Elizabeth (Lis) Miller

Communique 5 – September 2017

In this issue:

  • Vale – John Gagen
  • Value-based healthcare for Queensland – Update
  • New Collaborative member profiles: Louise Lawrie and Keren Pointon

Communique  4 – July 2017

In this issue:

  • Value-base healthcare for Queensland – Workshop
  • Collaborative member profile: Sharon Boyce
  • Calling for New Consumer and Carer Members

Communique 3 – April 2017

In this issue:

  • Membership List
  • Looking Forward
  • Chief Health Officer’s Report Presentation
  • Collaborative member profile: Helen Mees

Communique 2 – December 2016

In this issue:

  • Queensland Allied Health Practitioner Expanded Scope presentation
  • Linking Hospital and Health Service payment to patient outcome model
  • Collaborative member profile: Harry Pitt

Communique 1 – October 2016

In this issue:

  • Queensland eHealth strategy presentation
  • Collaborative member profile: Doug Porter