Consumer Opportunities

The 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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Join the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network Steering Committee

Closing date: Monday, 15 March 2021

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is offering one health consumer representative a unique opportunity to join the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network (STCN) Steering Committee .

The STCN is a leading strategic advisory group for matters relating to trauma service delivery in Queensland. Clinicians provide leadership to the broader advisory groups and trauma services across Queensland to achieve improvements in clinical practice, service access and the trauma patient journey.
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Join Health Consumers Queensland’s Consumer Advisory Group

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 23 March 2021

Health Consumers Queensland seeks four emerging consumer or carer representatives of varying skills levels from across the State  to join our Consumer Advisory Group to inform our work and ensure we are a consumer-driven and led organisation.

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Join the First Nations Health Improvement Advisory Committee

Closing date: 9am, Monday 22 March 2021

The Department of Health is offering one First Nations’ health consumer representative the opportunity to be a member of the First Nations Health Improvement Advisory Committee (Committee). This is a strategic, high level Committee that helps support key health system priorities with the aim to remove barriers so health outcomes and experiences are improved for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Join the Statewide Ryan’s Rule Committee

Closing date: 9am, Monday, 15th March 2021

Ryan’s Rule is a three-step process to support patients of any age, their families and carers, to raise concerns if a patient’s health condition is getting worse or not improving as well as expected. Ryan’s Rule applies to all patients admitted to any Queensland Health public hospital—including the emergency department—and in some Hospital in the Home (HITH) services.

The Department of Health welcomes applications to join the Statewide Ryan’s Rule Committee to make improvements to the statewide Ryan’s Rule Program from a consumer and carer perspective.

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Join the Mental Health Community Support Services Program Evaluation Steering Committee

Closing date extended: 9am, Monday 22nd March 2021

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) is inviting people with lived experience of the Queensland Health’s Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) programs within the last 12-24 months to join a Steering Committee to support an evaluation project.

Queensland Health’s Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch has commissioned QCMHR to evaluate the four Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) programs delivered by non-government organisations, in order to inform their future design, delivery and sustainability.

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Help us develop a best practice engagement model for First Nations Queenslanders and inform the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 12 March 2021

Project: Amplifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices

Health Consumers Queensland would like to invite Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health consumer representatives from across Queensland to join a project that amplifies your voices.

By being involved you will get to provide direct feedback about COVID-19 vaccinations roll out in community and the information/communication about this. You will also have a say on broader policy design to inform the development of a best practice model for engaging First Nations health consumers on a state-wide level. There are a range of ways in which you can participate, and you can apply for as many or few as suits you.

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Join the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 26 February 2021

As digital healthcare is set to transform the way health care is delivered and experienced in rural and remote locations across Queensland, this is your opportunity to provide advice on the strategy and speak up for your communities about what matters most.

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Participate in consumer and carer consultation for a national scheme to recognise civil involuntary mental health orders

Closing date for applications extended: 9am Monday 15 March 2021

Are you a consumer and carer with experience of moving between Queensland and other states and territories within Australia, or vice versa, whilst receiving civil involuntary mental health treatment?

The National Mutual Recognition Project

Queensland’s Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, is hosting the National Mutual Recognition Project on behalf of the Commonwealth Mental Health Principal Committee. The project team is developing a national legislative scheme for the mutual recognition of civil involuntary mental health orders across Australian states and territories. In effect, this will mean that a civil mental health order made in Queensland will be automatically recognised in another state or territory, and vice versa.

Civil Mental Health Orders are orders that allow a person to be given treatment and care for their mental illness without their consent. In Queensland these orders are called treatment authorities but in other states and territories they have difference names such as treatment orders or care orders.

Purpose of the Consultation

The project team is seeking feedback from consumer and carers during an online consultation session lasting up to two hours on the proposed national scheme to inform how it will be set up and run. They will be holding similar consultations with consumers and carers in all states and territories within Australia.

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Join the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee

Closing date extended to Friday 22 January 2021

eHealth Queensland is seeking two consumer representatives to join the membership of the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee to provide advice on the priority and selection of initiatives for the digital enablement of rural and remote healthcare across Queensland. 

eHealth Queensland enables the delivery of health services to the community, supporting the information technology needs of the State’s 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.

Purpose

The Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee is the statewide peak body that will provide strategic advice on initiatives for the digital enablement of rural and remote healthcare across Queensland. This includes initiatives in the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare.

The Committee fulfils a key role by undertaking the following functions:

  • Provide advice and feedback on initiatives related to the digital enablement of rural and remote healthcare in Queensland.
  • Discuss and review future issues impacting the implementation of the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare.
  • Discuss and review Investment Concept Briefs and Business Cases for future activities and projects related to the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare
  • Promote awareness of the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Healthcare and the opportunities it provides.
  • Review risks and issues that may impact the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee’s responsibilities and functions.

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Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network: Steering Committee Member

Closing date extended: 29 January 2021

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is seeking one (1) health consumer representative to participate as a valuable member on the Steering Committee for the Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network (SICCN).

This opportunity would suit a consumer with:

  • at least 12 months’ committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service or Statewide level
  • personal experience with intensive care services (via self or close family/friend) is preferred.
  • access to a computer and reliable internet service would be ideal as meetings are held via videoconference.

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) partners with Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through the continual pursuit of excellence.  CEQ does this by identifying, monitoring and promoting improvements in the quality of health services delivered by service providers (both HHSs and private health facilities, globally and within Queensland), and supporting and facilitating the dissemination of best-practice clinical standards and processes that achieve better outcomes for our patients. https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/index.php/

Statewide Clinical Networks provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health with the aim of improving consumer outcomes and experience.  They work collaboratively across Queensland to develop and implement evidence-based practice in a coordinated way to achieve high quality healthcare. Find more information on the Statewide Clinical Networks here.

Purpose

The purpose of the SICCN is to provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health and champion strategic matters relating to the delivery and advancement of intensive care services in Queensland. read more…