Closing date: Close of business Thursday, 30 May 2019 

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

This 3-day interactive workshop aims to prepare health professionals to successfully implement evidence into practice to improve patient and health service outcomes. We would like to have a consumer involved in the final day of this workshop (Thursday 13th June) to:

  • Discuss their experience being involved in improving health service delivery and/or research
  • Provide feedback on implementation projects presented by participants as part of an expert panel

This event is hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Services. Our presenters are health professionals with expertise in implementation science from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, University of Adelaide, Flinders University and Queensland University of Technology.

Role of the Consumer

The consumer will be required to:

  1. Give a short presentation (approximately 5-10 minutes) to the audience of around 40 health professionals about their experience being involved in health service improvement and/or research, with the purpose of inspiring our audience to consider how they could involve consumers in their own projects. This may include what role the consumer had in the team, how they contributed to service development, implementation and/or evaluation, what challenges they experienced in doing this, and advice for how consumer involvement should be approached. This presentation will be part of a longer session titled “How do we involve consumers throughout the process”, presented by Jo Smethurst (HCQ) and clinician-researchers Adrienne Young and Liz Lynch.
  2. Give feedback to workshop participants on their projects as part of a panel discussion. The role of the consumer will be to ask questions about the projects presented which prompts presenters and the wider audience to think about consumer involvement. Other members of the panel include Scott Bell (Director of Research, Metro North Hospital and Health Service), Amanda Dines (health services manager, Metro North Hospital and Health Service) and Liza-Jane McBride (Chief Allied Health Officer, Queensland Health), who will be providing feedback from a management and research perspective.

Who is this for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer (current or former user of the health system, and/or carer representative) with previous or current experience in development, implementation and/or evaluation of a service improvement project. This could be in the hospital, aged care and/or primary care setting. Alternatively, a consumer involved on a research study which involved implementing a new model of care would also be suitable for this role.

Time and location

Attendance at QUT Gardens Point (Brisbane City) on 13th June 2019 from 11am to 3pm.

Reimbursement is available for travel and/or parking within the Brisbane metropolitan area

Remuneration and support

Remuneration is available at the standard HCQ rate of $187. Lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

Please note there is no reimbursement for other costs related to participating in this event (e.g. accommodation, expenses and travel outside of the Brisbane area will not be covered).

The venue has good access for those with impaired mobility.

The consumer will be provided with a full briefing prior to the event.

How To Apply

Please complete this Expression of Interest form and return to Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected]. For assistance completing this Expression of Interest, please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.