Joint Needs Assessment Working Group

Closing date: 9am Thursday 18 January 2024

If you have at least 6 months’ committee experience, a good understanding of the health system, and an understanding of health needs assessments, we invite you to apply for the consumer representative position on the Joint Needs Assessment Working Group. (more…)

Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network Steering Committee Member

Closing date: 9am, Monday 5 February 2024

Have you or someone you care for required health services in a rural or remote area of Queensland?

Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network (QRRCN) Steering Committee invites a consumer or carer to participate.  The position requires personal experience as a health consumer and the ability to present practical advice that reflects health consumers’ real-life experiences. (more…)

Queensland Health Artificial Intelligence Plan Project Steering Committee

Closing date: Thursday, 18 January 2024

The System Planning Branch (SPB) within the Department of Health is providing two health consumer representatives with the opportunity to participate in the project steering committee for the development of an artificial intelligence plan.

System Planning Branch is seeking consumers with experience and/or knowledge in artificial intelligence or digital health to contribute to the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) within the Queensland health system. (more…)

Statewide Robotics Plan Steering Committee

Closing date: Thursday 18 January 2024

The Department of Health’s System Planning Branch is seeking two health consumer representatives to join Queensland’s robotics plan steering committee. This team aims to boost robotics use in healthcare across the state and welcomes applicants with experience in robotics or digital health, especially encouraging diversity and applicants from regional areas. (more…)

Are you a consumer or carer representative interested in Digital Health in Queensland? 

As digital healthcare is set to transform the way health care is delivered and experienced across Queensland, we invite consumers and carers to upskill and build their knowledge on digital health to maximise their impact in future digital health consumer partnering opportunities.

As a first step, Health Consumers Queensland is reaching out to our Statewide Network of consumers and carers via this short survey to understand:

  • Where digital health consumer partnerships are currently happening across the health system.
  • Who would be interested in future digital health opportunities.


FEDERAL ELECTION 2022: Putting the care back into healthcare

FEDERAL ELECTION 2022: Putting the care back into healthcare

Putting the care back into healthcare

Joint letter from Queensland-based consumer, community and clinician groups

In a powerful demonstration of consumer-led partnerships, and a first in Queensland, 13 organisations have come together to write a joint letter to all political parties and candidates contesting the 2022 Federal election. The issues raised in the letter are concerns shared by health stakeholders across Australia.

The letter calls on all parties and candidates to commit to innovating and improving our health system so it is healthier, agile, collaborative and better able to meet the diverse needs of Queenslanders – all while being affordable and accessible for all people.

Download and read the open letter here

What can health consumers do to share the letter?

How can organisations use the letter?

The letter calls for action to provide equity of access and priority given to the healthcare needs of

  • First Nations peoples
  • People with disability and complex health needs
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Older people
  • Rural and remote communities

It also urges improved integration between primary, community and tertiary healthcare, and a consumer-centred healthcare system. (more…)

Vaccine Q&A for First Nations Consumers

Online Q & A with Chief Health Officer and Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer

3 March 2021

Almost 100 people joined Health Consumers Queensland’s Q&A Forum for First Nations consumers, carers and health workers on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young, and Queensland’s Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and Deputy Director-General, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Ms Haylene Grogan joined us to share the latest information and answer participants’ questions.