Closing date: close of business Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Department of Health, System Planning Branch

The Department of Health’s System Planning Branch is seeking two consumer representatives to join the Advancing Kidney Care 2026 Collaborative (the Collaborative). The Collaborative would greatly benefit through the participation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumer representative.

About System Planning Branch

System Planning Branch is responsible for leading health service planning activities of statewide significance with a medium to long term horizon. This role entails:

  1. Identifying the comparative health service needs of localities, populations and patient cohorts (both current and over the anticipated medium to long term future) to inform the statewide allocation of resources to achieve service access equity
  2. Facilitating integration of planning at the system level to align service enablers with future need e.g. workforce, infrastructure, funding
  3. Facilitating vertical integration of planning for health services between the Department of Health (DOH) and Hospital and Health Services (HHS) through identification of high level service directions and service outcomes, to act as a point of alignment for health service planning and investment by the DOH, HHS and service partners from the private and not-for-profit sectors
  4. Supporting other departmental and HHS level planning processes through provision of technical expertise in health service planning content and process, including technical analysis on projected service need.


The Advanced Kidney Care 2026 Collaborative Committee will be responsible for implementing the strategic actions arising from recently completed statewide planning for renal health and renal health services. Members are being appointed to 30 June 2019.

The specific aims of the Collaborative include (to be ratified by members)

  1. Implement the strategic directions and priority actions in Advancing Kidney Care 2026.
  2. Develop a workplan and review progress against the workplan at each meeting.
  3. Advocate for timely access to quality renal care with the Minister for Health and Ambulance and Boards and Executive of HHS, aligned with consumer views of what matters.
  4. Ensure that initiatives and decisions to be implemented within HHSs are sensitive to the local context based on recommendations from sub-Collaboratives and/or structured engagement that includes representation from the executive and clinical leadership (multidisciplinary) within each HHS.
  5. Champion initiatives that promote the effective and optimal use of available resources.


Committee membership is proposed to be made up of the following members:

  • Consumers x 2
  • Renal Heads of Department x 4
  • Chair Statewide Renal Clinical Network
  • Nurse Representative
  • Allied Health Representative
  • Primary Health Care Network Representative
  • Health Service Chief Executives (Metro, Regional, Rural)
  • Assistant Deputy Director-General, Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health
  • Deputy Director-General, Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance Division
  • Executive Director, Healthcare Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Division

Role of the Consumer

Consumer representatives will be formal members of the Collaborative Committee and have the same responsibilities as other members.

Who is this for?

This opportunity would suit consumers or carers who have experienced kidney care in the public system firsthand.
The committee is seeking to include at least one consumer being from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
The consumers/carers need to feel comfortable reading pre-meeting material and ideally be familiar with meeting protocols.

Time and Location

Meeting frequency will be determined by the Committee.
As members are distributed across the state, video and teleconferencing options will be provided for all meetings. Car parks can be booked for local consumers who prefer to attend in person.

Remuneration and Support

Remuneration costs will be consistent with Health Consumers Queensland Remuneration and Reimbursement of Consumers Position Statement which can be found here.
Prior briefing, accessible venue and provision of reading materials will also be provided in advance as required.

How to apply

Please complete this Expression of Interest and return to Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] For assistance completing this Expression of Interest, please contact Michael Taylor via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.
For queries relating to the Advanced Kidney Care 2026 Collaborative Committee please contact Janet Baker, Manager on 07 3708 5482 or email [email protected].