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Consumers continue to be part of important decision-making

Health Consumers Queensland is working hard to make sure health consumers continue to be part of important decision-making – even during a global pandemic We are doing this by attending daily or weekly meetings on: Clinical matters Mental health Disability health Community health Stakeholder networks Communications Maternity and with other NGOs. We also connected with health consumer organisations across the country to share strategies and resources. Do you feel you have the right information...

e-Alert to focus on powerful partnerships which inform and shape the COVID-19 response

We know that many of you are at the heart of COVID-19 in Queensland, either as consumers and carers, loving family members, or as staff in the health system. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope that working together on this will help to ease the burden.  Health Consumers Queensland is now focusing its efforts on supporting powerful partnerships between consumers and staff in the health system. Our role is in enabling the most effective strategic response to COVID-19 and the communication...

**NEW HCQ TIP SHEET – partnering with consumers on COVID-19

On request from Hospital and Health Service staff, Health Consumers Queensland has created a brand new HCQ tip sheet for staff on how to involve consumers in COVID-19 planning, decision-making and communications . We hope you find this clear, simple and useful.  We have sent it to HHS Chief Executives and Engagement Advisors.  Please circulate it to any staff and consumers you know who should be partnering together on the local development of COVID-19 strategy and communication. Download the...

COVID-19 Community of Interest

If you would like to be a part of a statewide group of consumers who are interested in being involved on COVID-19 responses, please register your details via the link below.  Sign Up >

COVID-19 – Initial Response

A pandemic is an unprecedented event for our State. An enormous amount of work is currently being led by the Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young and undertaken by people across many organisations and areas of Government as the pattern and spread of COVID-19 changes daily. It is undoubtedly a challenging time for all of us. It requires a coordinated cross-Government, industry and community response. We have been doing our bit to ensure consumers are being involved in key decisions and we have...

enews – July 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: From the CEO Annual Forum 2020 Annual Forum photos available now West Moreton Training Introducing our Health Consumer Advisory Group Statewide talks about end-of-life matters and regional palliative care wraps up Youth mental health update DoH training dates   Read eNews >

enews – June 2019

In this issue: From the Chair Annual Forum 2019 Community-based training PTSS Update What matters to you in relation to ageing, end-of-life care and dying Expanding Quality and Safety reporting kitchen table discussions update Department of Health training Read eNews >

enews – may 2019

In this issue: From the CEO An invitation to talk about what matters to you in relation to ageing, end-of-life and dying Project Update Health Consumers Queensland's 'What matters to you' focus group sessions 2019 Annual Forum Queensland Clinical Senate Forum Department of Health Training Dates Read eNews >

eNews – March 2019

In this issue: From the Chair 2019 Annual Forum Update Community Assistance Available HCQ showcases consumer engagement at recent CheckUp Forum Aspiring Women's Leadership Summit Talking about what matters to you in relation to ageing, end-of-life and dying Patient-Centred Care Training for Offender Health Staff Department of Health Training Dates Partnering with Consumers Training - for Private Organisations Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement - Brisbane Health Consumers...

eNews – February 2019

In this issue: From the Chair 2019 Annual Forum - we're going to Cairns! 2019 Annual Forum Registration and Travel Support Become a presenter at this year's forum HHS Engagement Map Offender Health Services Review Office Launch Party Mental Health Organisation Update Department of Health Training Schedule Date Claimer: Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement Community Training Day Read eNews >

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