28 Oct 2021
Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 18 November 2021
The Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network, a part of the Queensland Clinical Network invites two (2) consumer representatives to join the Steering Committee within Clinical Excellence Queensland. This multidisciplinary group works on a collegiate basis to provide leadership and strategic planning for general medicine service development in Queensland.
The purpose of the Statewide General Medicine Clinical Network is to:
- Provide expertise, direction and advice to healthcare administrators and planners, the Department of Health and to Government on how to optimize general medicine specialist care to improve health outcomes and patient experience while considering both statewide and local issues.
- Provide leadership in guidance to key clinical streams and their advisory groups related to general medicine services.
- Participate in the planning, coordinating, service improvement activities and the sharing of evidence based best practice in the field of general medicine to improve patient health outcomes.
- Develop and endorse work plan(s) of activities and associated timeframes for the steering committee and associated working grou
- Provide expert advice and feedback on current and emerging general medicine issues (e.g. planning, priority areas, service improvement activities, equity issues and workforce requirements, considering both statewide and local issues).
This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative:
- With at least 12 + months experience sitting on a committee at the Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level
- Has an understanding of the Queensland Health system and experiencing providing consumer feedback
- With a high level of literacy (including reading, writing and communication)
- Who can build effective relationships with clinicians from around the state
- Has a good understanding of the future of healthcare from a consumer or carer perspective
- Who can demonstrate innovative and creative approaches to address complex organisational issues using a quality improvement framework
- Who can help others to understand their shared goals and their points of difference in a respectful way.
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28 Oct 2021
Closing date: Monday, 15 November 2021
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit within the Department of Health is offering 12 health consumer and carer representatives the opportunity to participate on six of the implementation subcommittees to inform the implementation of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 passed on 16 September 2021 allows for voluntary assisted dying to be available on 1 January 2023, providing dignity, choice and compassion for those at the end of their life.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit is currently working on putting in place the complex clinical and administrative arrangements needed for implementation. The implementation of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland will be overseen by an Implementation Taskforce. The Taskforce will be supported by subcommittees responsible for the delivery of the extensive program of work. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit are seeking two (2) consumer and carer representatives to join each subcommittee:
– First Nations
– Statewide Care Navigator Service
– Statewide Pharmacy Service
– Clinician Engagement and Training
– Regional and Remote Access
– Community and Consumer Engagement
Who is it for?
Each subcommittee will be made up of representatives from a range of areas including, clinical, primary health, the Queensland Health and cultural groups. This opportunity would suit consumer and carer representatives from a diverse mix of geographical locations, age groups and lived health service experiences as well as:
- Some committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service or Statewide level
- Experience hosting or participating in Kitchen Table Discussions in relation to end of life care or palliative care
- A particular interest in voluntary assisted dying, end of life and palliative care.
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21 Oct 2021
Closing date: 4pm, Thursday 4th November
Health Consumers Queensland is offering 14 consumers and carers the opportunity to host a kitchen table discussion or yarning circle with their community connections to learn how they would like to access care when and where they need it closer to home.
Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Consumer or Carer Host with a strong community network. The host will invite up to ten community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype, the host will invite up to six community members to participate. <Click here for more information about Kitchen Table Discussions>
14 Oct 2021
Closing date: 8am, Monday 1 November 2021
The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) of Queensland Health and the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation (QCHF) invites two consumer and carer representatives to join an Oversight Committee, established to guide implementation of a two-year pilot project to deliver a digital model of mental health service for young people in Queensland – led by Orygen Digital (OD) .
This digital online model of mental health service delivery is designed to be offered as adjunct to face-to-face clinical care with existing mental health alcohol and other drugs services to enhance care for young people. It is designed to increase mental health literacy, motivate, and empower young people to pursue and access more relevant and timely services via virtual resources and interventions and enhance capacity to outreach disengaged, regional and remote young people.
The MHAODB and QCHF welcome applications from:
- Young health consumers between the ages of 16-25 years with a lived experience of mental health alcohol and other drugs and have accessed mental health services in Queensland and possibly digital/online support services
- Carers who are caring for someone with a lived experienced of accessing Queensland Health’s mental health services
- Consumers or carers who identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
The Pilot Project Oversight Committee will be responsible for overseeing the governance, including providing strategic advice, direction, and guidance to ensure the pilot project is delivered in accordance with funding requirements. A detail project governance framework will be made available to the successful applicants for further information.
Who is Orygen Digital
Orygen Digital (OD) is a division of Australia’s Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and will deliver an adapted version of their digital online model – the Moderated Online Social Therapy Model for Queensland.
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14 Oct 2021
Closing date extended: 4pm, Monday 25th October 2021
Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for 17 consumers and/or carers to host a discussion with community members to seek input to help inform a new Palliative and End-of-Life Care Strategy for Queensland. The Strategy will guide the Queensland Government’s new investment of $171 million to improve accessibility and equity of access to ensure all Queenslanders can access high-quality palliative care.
Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Consumer or Carer Host with a strong community network. The host will invite up to eight community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype, the host will invite up to six community members to participate. <Click here for more information about Kitchen Table Discussions>
The consultation process to develop the Strategy is building on previous information and feedback the Department has heard through consultation with the community. This consultation process seeks consumers’ perspectives on draft principles and goals for the Strategy, as well as potential actions to be considered that would improve palliative and end-of-life care services for consumers, to ensure new directions enable person-centred palliative and end of life care across the State.
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