Host a Kitchen Table Discussion or Yarning Circle on reducing medication related problems

Closing date: 4pm, Friday 13th May 2022

Have you ever experienced any challenges or problems with medicines or supported a friend or family member with this? Health Consumers Queensland is seeking five consumer or carers to host a Kitchen Table Discussion or Yarning Circle on this subject.

About the project

ACTMed is a new service being developed to help consumers, pharmacists and general practitioners (GP), to work together to find medicine related problems and prevent harm. To make sure ACTMed meets the needs of consumers, we would like to hear consumer ideas to design a process so that their GP, pharmacist, and Health Workers, and all the other people involved in their care can help them take medicines safely. It is important that we get consumer ideas and understand their preferences to make sure that this new process works in the best possible way for them and their community. We also want hosts to lead a Kitchen Table Discussion / Yarning Circle about this.


Host a Kitchen Table Discussion on Care for Older Australians in the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN region

Closing date: 4pm, Thursday 5th May 2022

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for six consumers and/or carers living in the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN region to host a Kitchen Table Discussion or Yarning Circle with local community members to hear their experiences in relation to Care for Older Australians.

About the project

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is seeking feedback about the health and healthcare experiences of older people in their region. Feedback is sought from older people (65 years and older) and people who have lived experience accessing health and support services for older people, including family members and carers. The PHN seeks the experiences of all community members, particularly including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culturally and linguistically diverse people.


Queensland Health Investment Assurance Committee

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 10 May 2022.  

The Queensland Department of Health is providing a unique opportunity to participate as a member of the Investment Assurance Committee (IAC). The Committee provides assurance on Queensland Health’s built infrastructure projects and their achievement of healthcare service outcomes.

In essence, this committee ensures that Queensland Health capital projects are “on track” to deliver the proposed benefits with a high chance of success and ready to progress to the next stage. The Committee has an independent Chair and representatives from across the Department of Health, Hospital and Health services and central agencies.

The role of the consumer representative on this committee will be to attend Investment Assurance Committee meetings and to actively participate in all Committee activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions, provision of feedback and advice.

Who is it for?

This is a strategic high-level committee that is tasked with lots of reading. Meeting papers usually average over 200 pages, so this would suit someone with a high level of literacy. Other criteria include:

  • With at least 6 months’ committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level.
  • An understanding of major projects and infrastructure would be ideal.
  • Having knowledge of capital planning and delivery process would be advantageous.
  • Has interest or understanding of various cycles including, project and program lifecycles.

Read more or apply >

Host a Kitchen Table Discussion or Yarning Circle on the Access My Healthcare website and app.

Closing date: 9am Friday 15th April 2022

*Please note that the Central Queensland HHS region opportunity has been filled. North West HHS region opportunity is still open for expressions of interest*

Do you live in the Central Queensland HHS or North West HHS regions? Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for two consumers and/or carers to host a Kitchen Table Discussion or Yarning Circle with local community members in each region in relation to the Access My Healthcare website and mobile app.

About the project

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Community Information Support Services to undertake consultation with people living in the local Central Queensland HHS, and North West HHS regions to receive feedback from consumers and carers on the Access My Healthcare website and mobile app

Access My Healthcare is an online calendar of health and community services and events that enables individuals, communities, clinicians, health practitioners and health service providers and planners to share meaningful and useful information that enhances access to required services, when and where they are needed.


Create a digital consumer Journey Board for mental health and alcohol and other drug services

Closing date: 9am, Monday 07 March February 2022

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB)  is offering two health consumer and carer representatives a unique opportunity to participate across two roles for the Integrated Journey Boards project. This project aims to create a digital consumer Journey Board for mental health and alcohol and other drug services. The roles are across:

  1. The Journey Board Project Board
  2. The Working Group

 The successful consumer and/or carer representatives will ideally sit on both the Board and the working group.

A Journey Board is a visual communication tool that displays information about the consumer’s “journey” in the health service that allows clinicians to quickly and easily identify where the consumer is and their next steps of care. The aim of the proposed Journey Board will be to track and monitor the consumer’s end-to-end care journey, mitigating risks associated with any transfers of care (emergency, acute inpatient, community care and residential).

The Journey Board project board and working group will provide clinical and business expertise, direction and advice to ensure the proposed Journey Board solution meets the needs and expectations of future users.

Find out more about these roles, who they are for and how to apply here > 

Lived experience representative for Crisis System Reform Project (Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch)

Closing date: 9am, Monday 7 March 2022

Do you have a lived experience of mental distress and suicidality? 

The Crisis System Reform project will deliver a statewide framework for crisis service delivery, implement crisis care options including Crisis Support Spaces, and expand services such as Beyond Blue’s Way Back Support Service.

The Department of Health seeks a consumer representative with lived experience to join the Crisis System Reform Implementation Advisory Group  (IAG) and consultation groups to assist and inform the project’s implementation and service development  as well as participating in consultation including co-design workshops where required. The successful consumer will join the committee with another consumer representative.


Develop patient information resources for the Continuity of Care criteria Project

Closing date:  9am, Thursday 24 February 2022

Do you have a lived experience of accessing Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialties and/or Orthopaedic specialties?

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) would like to invite three (3) consumer and carer representatives to assist with developing, reviewing and providing feedback on the development of approximately 20 Patient Information sheets as part of its Continuity of Care criteria (CoCc) project. 

What is the Continuity of Care criteria (CoCc) project?
CoCc are clinical decision support tools that will clearly identify pathways of care between the hospital and general practice for patients requiring ongoing care and management following outpatient treatment within a Queensland public hospital. This will include information that may be provided to a patient specific to their condition, procedure, or surgery upon discharge / transfer of care from outpatients to their General Practitioner, such as Patient Information.

Clinicians, health services and consumers will partner to develop transparent, evidence-based criteria for decision making and supporting clinical judgement.

Read more and apply here > 

Support safe and quality rural and remote health care

**NEW** Closing date: 9am, Thursday, 17 February 2022

The Office of Rural and Remote Health (ORRH) invites one health consumer representative  to participate as a member on the Chronic Conditions Manual Editorial Committee.

The Chronic Conditions Manual (CCM) is a clinical resource that contains abbreviated clinical guidelines and protocols to support best practice chronic conditions care in rural and remote Queensland Health facilities. Clinicians who use the manual include; Medics, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Officers, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Indigenous Health Workers.

The Committee will be guided by your experience of accessing health care in Queensland to confirm that the proposed content aligns with the needs and expectations of consumers and clinicians in rural and remote locations. You do not need to live in a rural and remote area to apply for this opportunity.

Find out more about the role of the consumer and the Committee, and apply here >