Host a Kitchen Table Discussion to support the development of a Palliative and End-of-Life care strategy for Queensland

Closing date:  4pm, Thursday 21st October

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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Queensland Clinical Network Executive Consumer Member

Closing date: Wednesday 6 October 2021

The Queensland Clinical Networks’ Executive (QCNE)  is seeking a consumer representative to be part of the team. The QCNE role is to be strategically involved in healthcare innovation and initiatives to improve healthcare service delivery and patient outcomes.


The QCNE is a small executive team of clinical network chairs. They have been convened to provide a visible leadership structure for clinical networks enabling effective and efficient engagement with stakeholders from across the health system.

Role of the consumer

  • Actively participate in QCNE discussions.
  • Confidently advocate on behalf of people they will be asked to represent.
  • Bring a consumer / carer perspective to all discussion and decision-making.
  • Possess a good understanding of matters that affect people receiving health 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.


Join the Mental Health and Addiction Portal Working Group (MHAP)

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 7th October

The Clinical Systems Collections and Performance Unit (CSCPU) of the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) is inviting two (2) consumer and carer representatives with lived experience and recent engagement with services in the public or private sector of mental health and alcohol and other drugs services to participate in a working group. Consumers will have the opportunity to inform and guide the program of work associated with the ongoing development, maintenance and use of their data warehouse solution.

The Mental Health and Addiction Portal (MHAP) Working Group has been established to provide direction and facilitate the program of work associated with the ongoing development, maintenance and use of MHAP to align with the MHAOD Digital Information Strategy which provide strategic direction for digital transformation over the next 5 years.

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Share your views on accessing three-day emergency medicine supply from a pharmacist

Closing date: 2pm, Thursday 9th September

Do you have a chronic or long-term health condition requiring ongoing medication? Health Consumers Queensland has two online focus group opportunities for health consumers with chronic or long-term conditions to share their experience and thoughts on accessing three-day emergency medicine supply from a pharmacist. We are seeking six consumers for each one-hour focus group.

The focus groups will be held online via Zoom on:
Monday 6th September – This focus group has now been filled.
Monday 13th September – 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Consumers will be remunerated with a $40 gift voucher for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement.

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Join the working group to develop a risk screening and assessment tool to improve person centred care

Closing date: 9am Friday, 10 September 2021

The Healthcare Improvement Unit is providing one (1) health consumer representative a unique opportunity to participate in the Statewide Comprehensive Assessment and Care Planning (CACP) Project to improve and streamline Comprehensive Care across Queensland Health.

This is a key project of the Frail Older Persons Collaborative is the Comprehensive Assessment and Care Planning (CACP) Project is essential for all patients accessing healthcare but especially important for frail, older adults and those with complex medical problems, cognitive impairment and intellectual disabilities. The Frail Older Persons Collaborative aims to provide person-centred, coordinated, and comprehensive health care that meets patient’s individual needs and reduces the risks of harm associated with healthcare.

The purpose of this small working group is to develop an evidence-based standardised, integrated risk screening and assessment tool which supports patient’s involvement in their care, screens/assesses for risk of common hospital acquired complications and works towards care which is person-centred, coordinated and delivered in a holistic manner by the healthcare team as stated in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards – Comprehensive Care Standard.

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Join the Expert Advisory Group on the Chronic Disease Prevention Systems Analysis Project

Closing date: 11am Friday 27 August 2021

Have you been affected by or do you have have experience of chronic disease?
Are you currently accessing or have you accessed the public health system?
Do you have a passion and commitment to improving health outcomes for people living with chronic disease or at risk of developing a chronic disease?

The Preventive Health Branch (within Queensland Health) is offering two health consumer representatives the opportunity to participate in an Expert Advisory Group for a 12 month project looking at chronic disease prevention within the Queensland Health system.  By providing your lived experience and insights of the health system you will help to improve its understanding of what chronic disease prevention activity is currently happening, and what could be possible or enhanced.

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Join the Virtual Healthcare Working Group

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 12 August 2021

The Department of Health – eHealth Queensland has an exciting opportunity for  two consumer representatives to be members of the strategic, high level Virtual Healthcare Working Group.  The Working Group will provide leadership and oversight of system transformation through the implementation of the Queensland Health Virtual Healthcare Strategy.  The Working Group will provide a statewide forum for the identification of virtual healthcare model opportunities and make recommendations on initiatives with a particular focus on Emergency Department demand.

Queensland Health’s Virtual Healthcare Strategy sets out an exciting pathway to support the delivery of this care to patients through innovative ideas and technology. It will mean more patients can receive care in their home and in their community, regardless of their location, making healthcare more convenient and an accessible service for all.