Consumer OpportunitiesThe role of a consumer representative can be a very rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping to affect positive change in Queensland’s health system and improving the healthcare experience for other consumers.
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**EXTRA PLACES NOW AVAILABLE** Discuss Alcohol and Other Drug Use in the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN Region
Have you seen a change in your community with people using alcohol and other drugs to cope with the stresses of life?
Additional Opportunities – please respond quickly as applications are assessed as they arrive.
This application will take approximately 4 minutes to complete
Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for consumers and/or carers living in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region to host a Kitchen Table Discussion or Yarning Circle with local people to discuss changes in community alcohol and other drug use since early 2020. This is to better understand how people’s behaviour has changed during COVID and recent natural disasters, and what their experiences of accessing support services have been. Hosts and guests don’t need to have a first-hand experience of alcohol and other drug use, but can share their observations of how their communities have been coping.
Read more about Kitchen Table Discussions
Kitchen Table Discussions and Yarning Circles need to be completed by the 12th of June.
Join the Queensland Paediatric Quality Council’s Quality Assurance Committee
Closing date: 9am, Monday 10 July 2023
Are you familiar with Queensland Health pediatric services? Do you have a passion for patient quality, safety, and preventative health? If so, we have an opportunity for you to join the Queensland Paediatric Quality Council (QPQC) as a consumer representative on their Quality Assurance Committee.
As a consumer representative, you’ll work alongside a dedicated committee, providing leadership and strategic governance for the QPQC. Your role will involve actively participating in discussions, advocating for health consumers and carers, and bringing a valuable perspective to decision-making. You’ll contribute to improving statewide pediatric health services and provide feedback on materials and resources.
No committee experience is required, but strong literacy skills and a commitment to patient quality and safety are essential. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. Meetings are held every 3-4 months, either in person or via Microsoft Teams. Your time commitment will be approximately 1 hour per meeting, with additional preparation and feedback required. Reimbursement for time and travel expenses will be provided.
Apply today to join the QPQC and make a difference in pediatric healthcare.
Ensure palliative care services meet the needs of consumers, carers and families
Closing date: 9am, Thursday 1 June 2023
Are you a consumer or carer interested in sharing your lived experience of palliative care services in Queensland?
You’re invited to participate in a Palliative Care Strategy online or face-face workshop with Clinical Excellence Queensland.
These workshops are designed to learn from consumers with lived experience of caring for someone receiving palliative care or for someone receiving care themselves by exploring consumer experiences and access to palliative care information, advice and support to ensure these services are meeting the needs of consumers, carers and families across the state.
Clinical Excellence Queensland is taking a lead role in implementing the new Palliative and End-of-life Strategy, which was released in October 2022. Outcomes from these workshops will contribute to delivery of several actions within the Strategy.
Join the Rural and Remote Advisory for Community, Strategy and OperatioNs (RRACSON)
Closing date: Sunday 28 May 2023
Live in a rural or remote community in Queensland? Do you or a family member have a chronic health condition where you need regular and attentive care?
Amplify the voices of people who live and work in rural and remote Queensland and need to access quality and timely health care.
The Office of Rural and Remote Health (ORRH) is seeking one consumer representative who lives in a rural or remote community and has an understanding of the health system from their own lived experience to be a member on the soon-to-be established Rural and Remote Advisory for Community, Strategy and OperatioNs (RRACSON).
Develop a 10 year plan to inform the delivery of public oral health services in Queensland
Closing date: 9am, Friday 9 June 2023
Have you, either for yourself, or as a carer for someone, had first-hand experience of using public oral health services in Queensland?
Join the Project Steering Committee to develop a 10 year Health Services Plan for oral health in Queensland.
The Department of Health is offering health consumer representatives the opportunity to participate in the Statewide Oral Health Services Plan 2023-32 Project Steering Committee.
Membership of the Committee will include the Chief Dental Officer, Directors of Oral Health Services, and Department of Health, Hospital and Health Services and consumer representatives. Your lived experience will provide a unique perspective to the Committee and contribute to discussions to improve health outcomes and equitable access to services for all Queenslanders. Together, you will:
Inform the delivery of paediatric health services in Queensland over the next 10 years
Closing date: 9am, Monday 29 May 2023
Are you a parent or carer of a child/ adolescent/ young person (aged between 0-19) who has had first-hand experience of accessing health services for children/ young people in Queensland?
Join the Project Steering Committee to develop a 10 year Health Services Plan for paediatrics in Queensland.
The Department of Health is offering health consumer representatives* the opportunity to participate in the Statewide Paediatric Health Services Plan 2023-32 Project Steering Committee.
Membership of the Committee will include paediatric clinicians from hospitals across Queensland, and Department of Health, Hospital and Health Service and consumer representatives. The lived experience of the consumer will provide a unique perspective to the Committee and contribute to discussions to improve health outcomes and equitable access to paediatric health services for all Queenslanders. Together, you will:
- provide recommendations to inform the development of the 10-year health service plan for paediatric services across Queensland;
- provide advice and expert input regarding the future of paediatric health services in Queensland and;
- make other strategic recommendations relating to paediatric health service planning.
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.
HCQ tips on applying for consumer representative roles
If you’re relatively new to consumer representative work and you are thinking about applying for any of the roles on this page, don’t be put off by an application form which asks for six months’ experience on a health committee.