Expression of Interest – DoH – NPAAC Information Communications Drafting Committee 

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019

The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) makes recommendations on the accreditation of pathology laboratories to the commonwealth, state and territory health ministers. A pathology laboratory must meet specified quality standards to be accredited. NPAAC has a vital role in ensuring the quality of Australian pathology services and is responsible for developing and maintaining standards and guidelines for pathology practices.

The review of the Requirements for Information Communication is a priority on the NPAAC work program for 2019. NPAAC has recommended the establishment of a technical drafting committee to review the Requirements for Information Communication. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has been invited to provide nominations for possible appointment to the Drafting Committee.

Additional information is available at

The NPAAC Information Communications Drafting Committee is expected to meet up to 4 times per year, with teleconferences as required. The first meeting is anticipated to take place in late March/April 2019. 

Remuneration and support

Please note that travel costs and sitting fees will be covered by the Department of Health for this work.

How to apply

CHF invites expressions of interest from consumer representatives by midnight AEDT on Sunday 17 February 2019. Interested consumer representatives will need to:

  • Complete a CHF nomination form available online at
  • Attach a letter of endorsement from a supporting health consumer organisation and/or provide sound demonstration of your links with a consumer base. This information ensures that consumer representatives are accountable to consumers. Please note that the health consumer group need not be a CHF member. This process ensures consumer representatives are placed with the confidence of consumers and have in place a consultative base enabling reps to draw from and report to consumers
  • Attach a short CV (no longer than two pages) in pdf format which may be forwarded to the Department of Health.

Please contact Ghislaine Martin on 02 6273 5444 or via email at [email protected] should you have any queries.