Health Provider Portal (HPP) Expansion Opt-in/Out Process Consumer Review

Closing date extended: 9am, Monday 23rd November 2020

Queensland Health, Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ)

Clinical Excellence Queensland is seeking up to ten (10) consumers to review patient information available to the public via the Health Provider Portal (HPP) website, the revised consent model whereby patients are able to opt to not have their public healthcare information available to private health practitioners, and to provide advice on marketing opportunities to ensure patients are aware of their right to opt out.

From mid-2017, Queensland General Practitioners (GPs) have had secure online access via the HPP to patient healthcare information from Queensland’s public hospitals. CEQ is currently expanding access to include private Nurses, Midwives, Specialists and Paramedics.


Private health practitioner’s access to key public healthcare information for the patients under their care in the community, gained through the expansion of Queensland Health’s HPP, bridges the information gap between Queensland’s private health practitioners and public hospitals to help ensure patients receive consistent, timely and better coordinated care.

Role of the consumer

The role of the successful consumers will be to review HPP patient resources and the opt-out process and provide feedback and advice to CEQ via email, Teams or phone. (more…)

Integrated Commissioning and Health Needs Working Group

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. (more…)

Rheumatic Heart Disease Opportunity

Closing date: 9am Friday 30 October 2020

Queensland Department of Health
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Rheumatic Heart Disease Action Plan 2018- 2021 (the Action Plan) team based within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service would like to work with people who have Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), their carers or parents. This is an opportunity to take part in the development of services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with Rheumatic Heart Disease across Queensland.


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Rheumatic Heart Disease Action Plan 2018-2021 was launched by the Minister for Health on 5 June 2018 and funded through the Making Tracks Investment Strategy.
The Action Plan sets priorities and actions that Queensland Health and its partners will take to reduce the impact of both acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland.

We invite you to apply to join the following opportunities to provide advice on the implementation of the Action Plan: The Community of Interest and formal consumer engagement activities (more…)

eAlert: An inclusive Qld, Treating people who test positive to COVID, and more

An inclusive Queensland matters for all Queenslanders

Health Consumers Queensland was one of eight state-wide organisations who co-hosted the Make Disability Count 2020 State Election Virtual Forum last Thursday, 8 October.

Over 200 people registered to attend and five political parties joined us to answer questions that are important to people with disability, their families and the organisations that support them.

Together with Queenslanders with Disability Network, ADA Australia hosting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland, National Disability Services, Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, Community Services Industry Alliance, Queensland Advocacy Inc., and the Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education, we all called on political parties to commit to seven priority policy areas:

  • Independent individual and systemic advocacy
  • Investment in frontline community services
  • Disability leadership, governance and accountability across mainstream services
  • A dedicated Minister for Disability and Inclusion;
  • Human Rights
  • Workforce
  • Sector capacity
  • Inclusive education.


eAlert: Culturally and linguistically diverse consumers, are you having your needs met during COVID-19?

Welcome back to everyone after the September school holiday break. We hope many of you feel refreshed and revitalized as we head towards the end of this long year.

We kicked off our return to ‘’business as unusual’’ this week by hosting an important conversation with more than 40 people: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and non-CALD consumers, NGOs representing the interests of CALD consumers including World Wellness Group and the Refugee Health Network, and staff from Queensland Health’s Disability and Multicultural Health Unit, the Social Policy Unit, the Statewide Lead for COVID-19 for Aged Care and Disability and the Strategic Communications Branch.

Since April 2020, the Department and stakeholders representing CALD communities in Queensland have been working together to develop policy and action plans for a COVID-19 response that meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse people. Throughout this time, Health Consumers Queensland has also been listening to culturally diverse consumers who have shared their experiences of accessing health care during the pandemic and expressed their concerns and views about what is still missing the mark. (more…)