Respiratory and Sleep Clinical Network Steering Committee

Closing date: Thursday 8 February 2024

The Queensland Department of Health is providing one consumer or carer representative a unique opportunity to participate on the Queensland Respiratory and Sleep Clinical Network (QRSCN) Steering Committee. 

The position requires personal experience as a health consumer and the ability to present practical advice that reflects health consumers’ real-life experiences.

Read more about the Respiratory and Sleep Clinical Network | Clinical Excellence Queensland | Queensland Health

The Queensland Respiratory and Sleep Clinical Network (QRSCN) functions as a specialist platform to share and provide expertise, advice and recommendations to support high quality, evidence based, safe, effective, and patient focused, equitable public health services.

The QRSCN operates in collaboration between:

  • Respiratory and Sleep specialists.
  • Primary and secondary healthcare providers.
  • Consumers and carers.

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Consumer Advisory Group: Spinal Cord Injury services

Consumer Advisory Group: Spinal Cord Injury services

Closing date: Monday 4 December 2023

Queensland Health has engaged Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) as an independent organisation to bring together a consumer advisory group to represent consumer voice and provide feedback and advice on their approach to the statewide service model for spinal cord injury services project.

From now until the end of 2023, Queensland Health are working to develop a picture of what future spinal cord injury services will look like across Queensland – how many people will have spinal cord injuries, and the hospital beds and spaces that will be needed to care for them. This is based on trends we see in spinal cord injuries services over the past five years and how we expect our population to grow and change in the future.

Consumer Advisory Group

The consumer advisory group will be an important part of project governance for the project. The group will represent the consumer voice and provide feedback and advice on our approach to the project and on project outputs. The consumer advisory group will advise the project steering committee and project team as we assess our current services and look at the ways we can improve services in the future through co-design.

Experience with spinal cord injury as a past patient, parent or carer is essential for Consumer Advisory Group membership.

Please note that this recruitment is managed by QDN.

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Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network: Two consumer roles

Closing date: 9am, Friday, 12 January 2024

The Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network (SWAPNet) is a group of multidisciplinary clinicians that provide input into and influence key decision makers and health services in Queensland. The Network was established in 2007 to improve anaesthesia and perioperative service delivery. Some of the Network’s current priorities include Rural Perioperative Team Training Program, Environmental Accountability and Pre-anaesthetic Evaluation Framework.

Read more about SWAPNeT on the Qld Health website.

What is perioperative care?

Perioperative care includes all care from the time a patient is advised that a procedure may be appropriate or necessary until specialist medical management is no longer needed. It includes pre-operative assessment, planning and provision of anaesthesia, and post-operative care including pain management, fluid and electrolyte management, resuscitation and relevant medical management.

The SWAPNeT is seeking consumers for two separate roles:

  1. Consumer member of Queensland Perioperative Quality Assurance and Research Alliance
  2. Consumer member of the SWAPNeT Steering Committee

1. Queensland Perioperative Quality Assurance and Research Alliance

The purpose of the Queensland Perioperative Quality Improvement and Research Alliance is to identify research with the view to promoting awareness and quality improvement in relation to perioperative best practice in Queensland public and private hospitals. The working group reports and when required, escalates issues to the SWAPNet Steering Committee. The consumer member would need experience as a consumer research partner.

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2. SWAPNeT Steering Committee

A multidisciplinary steering committee represents the broader SWAPNeT membership and assists the Network Chairs to administer and lead the network. Communication, collaboration and consensus underpin all decisions made by the steering committee on behalf of the network. Meetings are held every 6 weeks or as required in person or video conference.

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Who would these opportunities suit?

These opportunities would suit a consumer or carer representative with:

  • A lived experience or caring for someone who has accessed anaesthesia and perioperative care
  • Experience or have an interest in research as consumer partners in research projects
  • some experience representing consumers on executive level committees or working groups
  • experience working with multi-disciplinary clinical teams
  • a good understanding of the future of healthcare from a consumer or carer perspective
  • well-developed written and communication skills

The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Project

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is providing two (2) health consumer or carer representatives a unique opportunity to participate on working groups for the Commonwealth funded Improving health services for people with brain and spinal cord injuries project (The BaSCI Project).

1 x consumer or carer will be selected to join the established Acquired brain injury (ABI) working group.

1 x consumer or carer will be selected to join the established Spinal Cord Injury working Group.

CEQ partners with Health and Hospital Services (HHS), clinicians and consumers to drive measurable and meaningful improvements in patient care through its continual pursuit of excellence. Visit for more information.



The BaSCI Project is supporting Queensland Health and Hospital Services to implement actions within the Statewide adult spinal cord injury health service plan 2016-2026 and the Statewide adult brain injury rehabilitation service plan 2016-2026. Patients with brain or spinal cord injuries will benefit from BaSCI with more equitable access to specialised rehabilitation care closer to home. This will be achieved through the expansion and improvement of existing health services across the care continuum, and the piloting of new service models.  (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.