Congratulations to all the consumers and carers from HCQ’s network who have been appointed to consumer partnership roles on long-term, system-wide committees, focus groups or working groups as well as other activities with Queensland Health and other health organisations.
Between January and July this year we received a record number of expressions of interest – 253! – for consumer partnering roles and opportunities and a substantial increase in the number of consumers being accepted for these roles with 195 consumers accepted!
Consumers are now involved and influencing many different areas right across health including:
Radical thinking by consumers and clinicians leads to innovative solutions
Radical thinking has led to innovative solutions and recommendations for the delivery of high quality and safe health care, following Queensland Clinical Senate’s* latest meeting series Reimagining healthcare: for the next phase and beyond which was held between March and June 2022.
Twelve consumers worked together with clinicians from across the health system to identify what access to quality care could look like in the near future.
Health Consumers Queensland is undertaking a project on behalf of the Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division supporting consultation with community for participating Hospitals and Health Services.
To date, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers have hosted yarning circles with their community members in Townsville, Mackay, Metro South, West Moreton, Gold Coast and for Children’s Health Queensland. Through the yarning circles, community members are able to share their stories and recommendations to inform their local HHS Health Equity Strategies.
Closing date EXTENDED: 4pm, Monday 12 September 2022
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service are conducting a needs analysis to improve the prevention, early diagnosis and management of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth. The results of this needs analysis will inform strategies to optimize the prevention and management of prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth.
As part of the project, Children’s Health Queensland want to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and your families about what you think about how health services could better support the prevention and management of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
Closing date EXTENDED: 4pm, Thursday 15 September 2022
Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for up to 30 health consumers and carers who have experience of making a health care complaint and would like to help inform the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care better understand the consumer experience.
We are looking to talk to up to 30 consumers who have been through the process of making a health care complaint. We would particularly like to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers who would like to share their experience to help inform the Commission on where there are any information gaps or opportunities to improve the complaints process.
To facilitate this project, Health Consumers Queensland will individually interview up to 20 consumers via phone or zoom. We will also provide an opportunity for another 10 consumers to attend one of two online focus groups to be held in September. A de-identified report of the consultation outcomes will be delivered to the Commission.
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