Closing date: 9am, Thursday, 13 July 2023

Have you or someone you care for used public sexual health services in Queensland?
Are you interested in improving clinical public sexual health services in Queensland?
If so, you might be interested in joining the Queensland Sexual Health Clinical Network Steering Committee

The Queensland Department of Health is providing one (1) health consumer representative with a unique opportunity to participate on the Queensland Sexual Health Clinical Network (QSHCN) Steering Committee.
The position requires personal experience as a health consumer and the ability to present practical advice that reflects health consumers’ real-life experiences.
Your contribution as a consumer representative will help to improve and support clinical services.

Read more about the Sexual Health Clinical Network


The purpose of the Sexual Health Clinical Network is to function as a specialist platform to share and provide expertise, advice and recommendations to Hospital and Health Services (HHS) and the Department of Health to support high quality, evidence based, safe, effective and patient focused, equitable public sexual health services.
It operates as a collaboration between:

  • Sexual health specialists
  • Primary and secondary healthcare providers
  • Consumers and carers

The role of the network

  • Provide advice and recommendations in relation to Health Service Directives, Policies, and Guidelines for the management of sexual health services.
  • Promote consistency and equity in the management and delivery of sexual health services.
  • Identify and recommend best practice, quality, safe, cost-effective, strategic, and operational initiatives to optimize sexual health services.
  • Foster innovation in relation to sexual health services, by supporting and recommending effective clinical and operational work processes.
  • Where appropriate, contribute to the development of educational materials related to sexual health that support consistency in content and equitable access to information and support services.
  • Work collaboratively with the Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee and support initiatives related to the Sexual Health Strategy.
  • Provide a professional support base for sexual health clinicians within Queensland Health.
  • Provide opportunities for information sharing including research and new models of care relating to sexual health services.

Current priorities

  • Workforce sustainability, training, delivery, and planning
  • Understanding and managing emerging infections in sexual health
  • Development of Key Performance Indicators
  • Data collection and reporting in sexual health
  • Models of care in sexual health

Role of the consumer

The role of the consumer includes:

  • Actively participating in steering committee discussions
  • Confidently advocating on behalf of other consumers and carers across the state
  • Bring a consumer/ carer perspective to all discussion and decision-making

Who is it for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative with the following skills and attributes:

  • An understanding of the Queensland Health system, specifically sexual health services in Queensland
  • Experience providing consumer feedback
  • A lived experience of accessing sexual health services in Queensland
  • Well-developed written and communication skills

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