Consumer OpportunitiesThe role of a consumer representative can be a very rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping to affect positive change in Queensland’s health system and improving the healthcare experience for other consumers.
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Closing date: 9am, Thursday 9 March 2023
The Department of Health is inviting two (2) health consumer representatives a unique opportunity to participate on the Qld Teletrial Steering Committee. The initiative aims to improve access to, and participation in, clinical trials for rural, regional and remote Australians.
The Program uses the Australasian Teletrial Model (ATM) which enables residents in rural, regional and remote Australia to access trials closer to home. This project is funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Medical Research Future Fund – National Critical Infrastructure Initiative – 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant.
Why become a consumer representative on the committee?
- Provide valuable input into the implementation of a new initiative in clinical trials -Teletrials
- Gain valuable experience and build capacity through committee experience
- Provide a consumer perspective to improve clinical trials and the experience of others using the service
- Share your personal experience to help improve and influence the health system
Closing date: 9am, Friday 3 March 2023
Are you interested in contributing to a systems approach to improvement of Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs (MHAOD) services?
Have you accessed or cared for someone who has accessed Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs services?
You could help by becoming a member of the MHAOD Safety and Quality Improvement Framework Project Reference Group!
Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Queensland Department of Health
The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (within the Department of Health) is offering two (2) lived experience representatives the opportunity to participate in the Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug (MHAOD) Safety and Quality Improvement (S&QI) Framework project by joining the S&QI Framework Project Reference Group (the Reference Group).
Why become a consumer representative on the Reference Group?
Along with other representatives from a broad range of stakeholder groups, you will provide a lived experience perspective to support the function of the Reference Group.
This is an opportunity to share your lived experience as a person with a lived experience of mental health or alcohol and other drug disorders as a – consumer or carer, to influence the development of a statewide S&QI Framework and to ensure the S&QI Framework is sensitive to and driven by needs of consumers of MHAOD services.
The involvement of people with a lived experience in the health system is outlined and defined in the Lived Experience Engagement and Participation Strategy 2018-2021
Closing date: 9am, Friday 27 January 2023
Do you have a lived experience or care for someone who accesses home enteral nutrition services (either tube feeding or oral nutrition supplementation) through the Queensland public health system?
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO) is partnering with key stakeholders to review the Queensland Health Home Enteral Nutrition Service policy document. The purpose of this policy review is to analyse and evaluate the policy against current best evidence and benchmarking with other states, to allow an in-depth review and revision of the policy. The aim of the project is to deliver a revised policy that aligns with evidence and provides appropriate and clear direction to hospitals and health services to allow them to implement equitable Home Enteral Nutrition Services for all patients throughout Queensland.
The OCAHO seeks two consumer representatives to join a newly established Steering Committee to provide oversight and inform the Home Enteral Nutrition Service (HENS) policy review project. You’ll provide advocacy and advice on the key project activities, consultation planning, and final policy outcomes.
Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 25 January 2023
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (within the Department of Health) is offering eight health consumer and carer representatives the opportunity to participate in a one-off consumer Focus Group in early February 2023 to contribute feedback and input into the development of the Allied Health Digital Transformation Roadmap.
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO)has partnered with a number of key internal and external stakeholders to develop a first draft of the Allied Health Digital Transformation Roadmap. The Roadmap aims to support the allied health workforce to engage with and implement digital transformation and innovation within their services. OCAHO wants to understand how digital transformation and innovation may impact consumers and ensure that consumer perspectives and needs have been considered and addressed in the proposed initiatives of the roadmap.
Closing date extended to 9am Wednesday 1 February 2023
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Section (RFDS) is seeking eight health consumer or carer representatives to participate in the newly established Consumer Advisory Group in 2023.
- Provide a consumer and community perspective to improve RFDS health services in regional, rural and remote Queensland and the experience of others using the service.
- Share your lived experience as a health consumer to help improve and influence RFDS health services.
- Participate in focus groups/working groups/governance committees in areas of interest within the organisation.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 30 January 2023
The Department of Health is providing two (2) health consumer representatives with a unique opportunity to participate on the Queensland Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network (QMNCN) Steering Committee.
The position requires personal experience as a health consumer, strong links with maternity and neonatal community groups/networks and the ability to present practical advice that reflects health consumers’ real-life experiences. Your contribution as a consumer representative will help to improve and support clinical services.
As the peak body of clinical expertise in Queensland the Clinical networks serve as an independent point of reference, for clinicians, consumers, Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health. The Clinical Networks guide quality and improvement reform and support clinical policy development, emphasising evidence-based practice and clinical consensus to guide implementation, optimisation and provision of high-quality consumer focused health care.
If you’re relatively new to consumer representative work and you are thinking about applying for any of the roles on this page, don’t be put off by an application form which asks for six months’ experience on a health committee.