Host a Kitchen Table Discussion on water security and purified recycled water

Closing date: 4pm, Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for nine consumers and/or carers living in South East Queensland to host a discussion with community members about their awareness of and attitudes towards water security and purified recycled water between 28 July – 11 August 2021.

Seqwater is the Queensland Government Bulk Water Supply Authority. It is responsible for delivering safe, secure and cost-effective bulk water supply for more than three million people across South East Queensland. Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Seqwater to engage health consumers and carers to better understand / inform its future communications with the public including:

  • the key areas of interest and potential concerns health consumers and carers may have in relation to water security and purified recycled water
  • what messaging works and doesn’t work to help build awareness and understanding of the urban water cycle, the water supply challenges we face and the role climate resilient solutions such as purified recycled water play in providing our region’s water security
  • how health consumers and carers want to receive information about water security and purified recycled water.

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Join the Queensland Clinical Senate

Closing date: 9am, Monday 19 July 2021

The Queensland Clinical Senate would like to recruit one consumer and/or carer representative to be a part of the Senate. Your role is to provide the consumer perspective with a focus on quality patient outcomes and experiences through all levels of the health system in Queensland.  

The Queensland Clinical Senate is a multidisciplinary group and represents clinicians from across the health system. By sharing collective knowledge and considering strategic clinical issues, it plays a key role in providing leadership, advice and recommendations to Queensland Health about how to deliver the best care to Queenslanders. The Senate has been successful in advocating for:

  • Identifying and promoting key learnings and opportunities to improve the delivery of healthcare arising from the disruption caused by COVID-19
  • Health and Wellbeing of the Workforce – a statement of principles and actions
  • Addressing key low benefit care priorities
  • GP access to The Viewer
  • Investment in publicly funded bariatric surgery
  • A community education program about end of life care
  • Significant funding to support implementation of innovative models of integrated care (Integrated Care Investment Fund)

This opportunity would suit an experienced consumer and/or carer representative with high-level committee experience, either at the local, Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level.  Strong and established links with your community and networks are also expected so you inform into the Senate with a broader community perspective.

You will be joined by two recently recruited consumers on the Senate who represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers and rural and remote perspectives and two organisational representatives from Health Consumers Queensland.

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Consumer Training July-Sept 2021

In the upcoming quarter we will be offering a number of opportunities for consumers of all levels of experience to build their partnership skills. We will be releasing dates soon; keep your eye on this page, Facebook and our eAlerts for the chance to register.

Consumer Conversations are also a great way for consumers to build their skills and confidence. We promote Consumer Conversations via Facebook and eAlerts. We hope to see you at a session soon.

Join the new strategic, high level System Information Communication Technologies Advisory Committee

Closing date: 9am, Friday 2 July

Are you a consumer or carer representative with extensive committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service, or Statewide level? Can you demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Queensland Health system? Do you have an interest in information management, cyber security, protection of data and technology to ensure safe, consistent and effective exchange of information that enables access, availability and protection of data?

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Join a working group for a statewide endoscopy survey

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 9 July 2021

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service (PSQIS), Clinical Excellence Queensland is seeking two health consumer or carer representatives who have experienced endoscopic services in a Queensland Health facility to participate in a working group for the planned statewide Endoscopy survey that will commence in October 2021.

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Host a kitchen table discussion to ‘TALK ABOUT’ managing an ongoing, long term health condition

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 14 May 2021

Do you live in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region? Have  you been diagnosed with or do you have knowledge of ongoing, chronic or long term health conditions? 

Health Consumers Queensland is looking for four consumers to host a kitchen table discussion with your community network in this region between 15 May and 29 May to learn about their opinions and experiences of managing a chronic or long-term illness or condition. (While Mental Health is considered a chronic condition, the previous round of Kitchen Tables covered mental health intensively, so we have not considered it for this round.)

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