Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network: Steering Committee Member

Closing date extended: 29 January 2021

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is seeking one (1) health consumer representative to participate as a valuable member on the Steering Committee for the Statewide Intensive Care Clinical Network (SICCN).

This opportunity would suit a consumer with:

  • at least 12 months’ committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service or Statewide level
  • personal experience with intensive care services (via self or close family/friend) is preferred.
  • access to a computer and reliable internet service would be ideal as meetings are held via videoconference.

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) partners with Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through the continual pursuit of excellence.  CEQ does this by identifying, monitoring and promoting improvements in the quality of health services delivered by service providers (both HHSs and private health facilities, globally and within Queensland), and supporting and facilitating the dissemination of best-practice clinical standards and processes that achieve better outcomes for our patients. https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/index.php/

Statewide Clinical Networks provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health with the aim of improving consumer outcomes and experience.  They work collaboratively across Queensland to develop and implement evidence-based practice in a coordinated way to achieve high quality healthcare. Find more information on the Statewide Clinical Networks here.

Purpose

The purpose of the SICCN is to provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to Queensland Health and champion strategic matters relating to the delivery and advancement of intensive care services in Queensland. (more…)

Addressing Low Benefit Care – Surgery Project: join the working group

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

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is recruiting two (2) consumer representatives to join the Low Benefit Care -surgery project working group.

Who is it for?

This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representative with:

  • 12 months committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service, or statewide level, especially contributing to systems level reforms and improvement
  • an understanding of the Queensland Health system, responsibilities of sitting on a committee and of providing consumer feedback.

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) partners with Hospital and Health Services (HHSs), clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through the continual pursuit of excellence.  CEQ does this by identifying, monitoring and promoting improvements in the quality of health services delivered by service providers (both HHSs and private health facilities, globally and within Queensland), and supporting and facilitating the dissemination of best-practice clinical standards and processes that achieve better outcomes for our patients. https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/index.php/

What is low benefit care

The issue of value in health care, defined as care that provides little or no net benefit (low benefit care) in specific clinical scenarios, is a topic of discussions worldwide. Despite growing evidence that some diagnostics and treatments are unnecessary and add no benefit, low benefit care continues to be provided to patients.

Problem: Addressing Low Benefit Care – Surgery

Clinicians and consumers do not have access to an agreed list of surgical indicators that can be consistently measured to ensure the care provided to patients is safe, high quality and offers maximum benefit at minimal risk. 

Purpose

To Develop a suite of Queensland specialty-specific, clinician and consumer identified procedures and associated indicators considered to represent low value in terms of risk and benefit to the patient.

  • to facilitate the alignment of evidence and practice with patient safety and clinical objectives (for the patient, clinician and the service)
  • to ensure the highest benefit surgical care possible is being delivered to Queenslanders.

Clinicians, health services and consumers partnered together to develop the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) within outpatient services.  As seen with the development, acceptance and expansion of the CPC, defining the indicators for low benefit surgical procedures will provide a clinical framework to support clinical judgement and provide transparent, evidence-based criteria for decision making.

This partnership between clinicians, consumers, and health services, supported by the Department of Health (via the Healthcare Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland) and driven by consultant and consumer leadership, will enable clinicians and patients to make more informed treatment choices, improve the patient and clinician experience and outcomes, and improve the quality, safety, appropriateness and efficiency of care.

Membership

The various working groups will include representative/s from medical specialties, allied health professionals, nurses, general practitioners and consumers.

There will be a clinical chair for each of the working groups representing their specialty.

Role of the consumer

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

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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.

Purpose

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).

Purpose

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.

Purpose

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…)

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.

Purpose

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…)

Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Quality Assurance Committee

Closing date: 16 November 2020

Queensland Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Quality Assurance Committee

The Queensland Health Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) for Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Services is recruiting up to two representatives to fill available roles on the QAC membership. We are seeking expressions of interest from:

  • consumers who have experience with Queensland Health mental health and/or alcohol and drug treatment services, and
  • carers who have experience with Queensland Health mental health and/or alcohol and drug treatment services.

The QAC was established by the Queensland Health Director-General in September 2017. The Committee meets an identified need for quality assurance oversight and improvement of mental health alcohol and other drugs service delivery.

Purpose

The purpose of the QAC is to improve the safety and quality of public mental health alcohol and other drugs services by reviewing and analysing clinical investigations, evaluating the quality of health service provision, and making recommendations based on the findings.

The QAC undertakes specific work in agreed priority areas. The priority areas of focus for Committee activities are:
1. Learning from Incidents and the Quality of Recommendations
2. Culture
3. Data
4. Communication and collaboration.

The Committee comprises 18 people from range of backgrounds, services, specialties and geographical locations, supported by staff from the Clinical Governance Unit, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist. Members are individuals with training and experience appropriate to the functions and activities of the Committee. The Chairperson is the Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch. (more…)

Mental Health Needs-Analysis Project

Queensland Mental Health Commission – Steering Committee

Needs-analysis project – mental health non-government community services sector

Closing date: 5pm Thursday, 22 October 2020

Queensland Mental Health Commission

The Commission is seeking to engage eight (8) people with lived experience of mental illness personally or as a carer to become members of the time-limited Steering Committee that will oversee and inform the needs-analysis project.

The value of community mental health services has long been known, in terms of benefits to people who use services that also often reduce the need for more acute hospital-based services, and the cost savings and efficiencies for the system.

Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 highlights the need to shift the focus of our mental health and alcohol and other drug service system towards the community as the key place where services and support are provided.

To support this strategic intent, the Queensland Mental Health Commission (the Commission) is investing in a needs-analysis of the mental health non-government community services sector to gain a better understanding of the current environment, strengths, challenges, barriers and opportunities. The needs analysis will inform the development of a five-year strategy to enhance, develop and grow the sector.
About the Commission: the Queensland Mental Health Commission is a statutory body established to drive reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and alcohol and other drug service system in Queensland. Further information can be found on the Commission’s website – https://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/ (more…)