Consumer Opportunities

The 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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Join a Consumer Advisory Group to develop an Adult Obesity Framework

Closing date: 9am Thursday 5 August, 2021

Are you affected by overweight and obesity? Do you have a passion and commitment to improving health outcomes for people who are overweight or obese? 

The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland (within the Department of Health) is offering six health consumer and carer representatives the opportunity to participate in the Consumer Advisory Group as part of the development of a comprehensive framework for early intervention and management of adult obesity.

Starting in late August 2021, successful applicants will offer advice and feedback during the different phases of the project and participating in a series of meetings and workshops to develop pathways and a model of care for people affected by obesity who are already accessing care within the Queensland public health system.

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Host a Kitchen Table Discussion about the Mental Health Review Tribunal

Closing date:  4:00pm, Friday 30th July 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for 8 consumers and/or carers to lead a consultation with their local community to learn about their understanding of and/or experience with the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT).

The primary purpose of the Tribunal is to review the involuntary status of persons with a mental illness and/or intellectual disability. The Tribunal also provides approval for the performance of electroconvulsive therapy and non-ablative neurosurgical procedures. The Tribunal is an independent decision-making body under the Mental Health Act 2016 and is not part of any health service or treating team.

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Opportunity for health care professionals: Participate in online consultation on water security and purified recycled water

Closing date: 4pm, Friday, 30th July 2021

Discussion to be held the week of 9th to 13th August 2021 at a time to be agreed with attendees.

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for 6 to 10 health care professionals to participate in an online discussion about their knowledge of and attitudes towards water security and purified recycled water (to augment drinking water supplies) from a health perspective.

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Seqwater to engage health consumers and health care professionals to better understand their knowledge of and attitudes towards water security challenges and planning, in particular, the role of purified recycled water as a new source for drinking water in South East Queensland. Your insights will inform future communication about water security and purified recycled water including

  • the key areas of interest and potential concerns health care professionals 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 purified recycled water and how it is made safe to drink
  • how health care professionals want to receive information about water security and purified recycled water for their own interest and in the interests of their patients.

The online consultation will be for 90 minutes and will held via Teams. Health Consumers Queensland will facilitate the session and provide a report back to Seqwater. The time and date of the session will be determined with the participating health care professionals.

For queries relating to this opportunity, or to join the discussion please email Anne Curtis, Engagement Consultant – Specific Projects, Health Consumers Queensland at [email protected].

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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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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

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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.