Closing date: 9am Thursday 5 November, 2020

Queensland Department of Health

The Department of Health is providing (1) one health consumer representative a unique opportunity to be part of an Integrated Commissioning and Health Needs Working Group (ICHNWG) to oversee and support health needs-based integrated commissioning work across Queensland Health.
ICHNWG is a working group that is accountable to the System Management advisory Committee (SMC) which is a Tier 2, Queensland Health Governance System Committee. (Please contact us for more information about the Queensland Health System Governance Chart – Tier 2 Committees).


Queensland Health is committed to improving health care services for all people and addressing health inequity and vulnerability across the State. Identifying priority areas of unmet need is a significant step in supporting investment based on population need within a region. Undertaking a thorough health needs assessment will help inform a more equitable integrated commissioning approach, where investment is allocated to areas of greatest need.

The group will comprise approximately 10 other members, including Departmental representatives, HHS executive planners, Health and Wellbeing Queensland and consumer representation.
See draft Terms of Reference for information.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful applicant will be to attend all ICHNWG meetings and to actively participate in all working group activities such as pre-meeting reading, discussions, provision of feedback and advice, including on out-of-session matters.

Who is it for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative with at least 12 months’ committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level.

Time and location

The first meeting will be held on the 11 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm and every month thereafter. Meetings will be held at the Department of Health, 33 Charlotte St Brisbane with a Microsoft Teams facility available for participants to attend remotely.

Remuneration and Support

Consumers will be remunerated for their time in line with Health Consumers Queensland’s remuneration position statement. Parking and travel expenses will be covered (Brisbane only) if participants are requested to attend in person.

How to apply

Please complete this consumer application form and return to [email protected] by 9am Thursday 5 November, 2020.
For assistance please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.