Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network Application for Steering Committee Member

 Closing date extended to 9am Monday 28 October 2019

Clinical Excellence Queensland
The Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network, a part of the Queensland Clinical Network is looking for two (2) consumer representatives to be part of their Steering Committee within Clinical Excellence Queensland.

The Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network Steering Committee is a multidisciplinary group working on a collegiate basis to provide leadership and strategic planning for general medicine service development in Queensland. The steering committee comprises 8 general physicians, 3 nursing representatives, 3 allied health members, 1 general practitioner, and 2 network coordinators.

Role of the consumer
The role of the consumers on the Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network is to:

• Actively participate in steering committee discussions
• Confidently advocate on behalf of health consumers and carers
• Bring a consumer/ carer perspective to all discussions and decision-making.
• Possess a good understanding of matters that affect people receiving general medical care and community care services.
• Have well developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team and maintain good working relationships with team members and other stakeholders.

How to apply
Please complete this consumer application form and return to [email protected] by Thursday 10 October COB.

For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.

For more information please see the Terms of Reference TOR here. 

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.


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. (more…)

Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Quality Assurance Committee

Extended: Friday 27 September 2019

The Queensland Health Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) for Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Services is recruiting up to two representatives to fill available roles on the QAC membership. We are seeking expressions of interest from:

  • consumers who have experience with Queensland Health alcohol and drug treatment services, and
  • carers who have experience with Queensland Health mental health and/or alcohol and drug treatment services.

The QAC was established by the Queensland Health Director-General in September 2017. The Committee meets an identified need for quality assurance oversight and improvement of mental health alcohol and other drugs service delivery.

Purpose of the Quality Assurance Committee

The purpose of the QAC is to improve the safety and quality of public mental health alcohol and other drugs services by reviewing and analysing clinical investigations, evaluating the quality of health service provision, and making recommendations based on the findings.

The QAC undertakes specific work in agreed priority areas. The priority areas of focus for Committee activities are:

  1. Learning from Incidents and the Quality of Recommendations
  2. Culture
  3. Data
  4. Communication and collaboration.

The Committee comprises 18 people from a range of backgrounds, services, specialties and geographical locations, supported by staff from the Clinical Governance Unit, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist. The Chairperson is the Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch.

Please see Terms of Reference for more details. Participation will commence from November 2019. (more…)

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.


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

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