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.
Keep your eye on this page, our eAlerts and our Facebook page for the latest Consumer Opportunities.
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.)
Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 18 May 2021
Are you a consumer or carer with a lived experience of accessing a child and youth mental health service within Queensland Health, and some committee experience?
The Department of Health is seeking one mental health consumer representative and one carer representative to participate as members on the Jacaranda Place – The Queensland Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre (Jacaranda Place) Stakeholder Committee.
Jacaranda Place is a purpose-built facility providing a 12-bed statewide inpatient service for adolescents aged 13-18 years (with consideration of extension to 21 years of age) with severe and complex mental health needs who will likely benefit from an extended treatment and rehabilitation model (up to six months depending on clinical need) that fully integrates mental health and educational and vocational training components.
Applications close: 9am, Monday, 31 May 2021
Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) invites one health consumer or carer representative to participate on the Steering Committee for the Commonwealth funded Improving health services for people with brain and spinal cord injuries project (the Statewide BaSCI project).
The purpose of the Statewide BaSCI project steering committee is to ensure the success of the project. The Statewide BaSCI project will support Queensland Health and Hospital Services to implement actions within the Statewide adult spinal cord injury health service plan 2016-2026 and the Statewide adult brain injury rehabilitation service plan 2016-2026 so that patients with brain or spinal cord injuries will benefit from more equitable access to specialised rehabilitation care closer to home. This will be achieved through the expansion and improvement of existing health services across the care continuum and piloting new service models.
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.
Closing date for applications: Monday 12 April 2021
The Telehealth Support Unit is seeking active membership from two health consumer representatives on the newly formed Telehealth Sub-Committee (TSC).
The TSC is a part of Queensland Health’s Telehealth Governance Framework and is sponsored by the Telehealth Support Unit (TSU), a team within the Healthcare Improvement Unit, Clinical Excellence Queensland, that focuses on improving Queenslanders’ access to health care through the use of technology.
EXTENDED Closing date: 5pm,Monday 19 April 2021
Evidn in partnership with Queensland Health is seeking (20) twenty consumers and carers from across Queensland to have your say in a low value care workshop to help guide the development of recommendations to Queensland Health that will inform future initiatives aimed at reducing low value care.
We are looking for a diverse mix of consumers and carers, including those that have experience in gastroenterology and cancer care.
Help us develop a best practice engagement model for First Nations Queenslanders and inform the COVID-19 vaccination rollout
Project: Amplifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices
Health Consumers Queensland would like to get a Queensland-wide view on how, when and where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers are engaged with health organisations across the state, such as the Department of Health, Hospital and Health Services, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
Health Consumers Queensland has received funding from the Department of Health to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Islander health consumers on COVID-19 related issues; and will be focused on engagement that focuses on the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccinations. Through this project, we would like to gain a better understanding of how consumers are already engaged across different health sectors and to see where collaboration/coordination is already happening.
This short survey will take between 5-10 mins to complete and we appreciate your assistance. Access the survey here.