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Blogger Tutorial

If you're interested in participating in HCCA's blog, please use the following instructions to create a Blogger.com account.

 

This video tutorial is provided by Blogger.com, and will explain, step-by-step, how to create your own Blogger account.

 

 

Follow other blogs

With the Blogger Following feature you can keep track of the blogs you follow via your Reading List on the Blogger dashboard. There are several ways to become a follower of a blog. One of the easiest ways is to visit a blog that has added the 'Following' widget, ad then follow these steps:

  1. Click the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link under the 'Followers' widget.

    following blogs


  2. You'll then see a pop-up window with the options to either follow publicly or anonymously.

  3. settings for following blogs


  4. Select how you'd like to follow the blog, then click the orange FOLLOW button. You're now a follower of the blog! If you chose to follow the blog publicly, your profile picture will be displayed on the blog with a link to your Blogger profile.
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  6. When you become a follower of a blog, the blog will also be added to your Reading List on your Blogger dashboard. Additionally, you can become a follower of any blog or URL (even if the blog doesn't have the 'Followers' widget) by adding the blog to your Reading List on the dashboard.

Training

Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT (HCCA) provides training for people interested in becoming consumer representatives. The training is free and conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. People share their views and experiences of health services in the ACT, and learn about consumer participation and how it benefits the health system. Participants meet experienced consumer representatives and hear about the consumer representative role first hand.

 

Excerpts from training evaluations:

 

"Speakers engaged the trainees at their level - exchanges between equals - which meant that there was no barrier to the absorption of the information by the trainees." 

 

"Hayley's presentation on Day 2 was inspirational."

 

"Great session - great objectives and session outlines." 

 

 

The training consists of four modules across two days:

 

  • Module 1- Understanding the Representative Role:
    This module includes discussion on consumer participation and consumer rights, the roles and responsibilities of being a representative and consumer representatives stories.
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  • Module 2 - Diversity in Representation:
    This module looks at networking and how to obtain consumer views. It provides tools to enhance your representative role and how HCCA can support you in the role. It outlines the nomination process and guidelines for representation
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  • Module 3 - Committee and Presentation Skills: This module looks at how committees work and provides information about the different committees in the ACT health sector. Learn how to prepare for meetings, get noticed and how to put your case and influence the agenda.
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  • Module 4- The Context for Representation - HCCA and ACT Health:
    This module explains how HCCA works and how members are involved, it looks at the ACT Health system, the current consumer priorities in ACT Health and how decisions are made in the system.


The training course runs several times per year, in March, May/June and September. If you would like more information about the training or to register your interest contact the office on 6230 7800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Photostrip for training

Committee Vacancies

Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) Electronic Clinical Record Project Clinical Systems Advisory Committee

 

The MHJHADS Electronic Clinical Records Project aims to upgrade or replace the existing MHAGIC electronic clinical record system to incorporate all services in the MHJHADS Division to a single, person-centred care system. For more information on the project please see the Scope Document above.

 

This committee will provide advice in the procurement, development and implementation of the MHJHADS Electronic Clinical Records Project. For more information on the business of this committee, please see the Terms of Reference above.

 

Meeting Details
This committee meets from 11:00am to 12:00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month in the City. The next meeting of this committee is on Thursday 26 February 2015.

 

Requirements
The successful nominee will preferably have consumer experience in the drug and alcohol and/or justice health areas.

 

Nominations
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

 

ACT Health Security Committee

 

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This committee provides oversight to implementing the ACT Government Protective Security Framework Policy and aims to foster a security conscious culture within ACT Health. This committee monitors security incident reporting and trends to develop strategies to reduce security risks. For more information on this committee, please see the Terms of Reference above.


Meeting Details
This committee meets on the second Friday of every second month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Canberra Hospital. The next meeting of this committee will be on Friday 13 February 2015.


Requirements
There are no special requirements for this committee.


Nominations
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

 

ACT Equipment Loans Advisory Committee

 

This committee reviews applications for the purchase of equipment and/or assistive technology for health consumers. This committee assesses applications for a range of equipment, from wheelchairs and beds to second-skin garments and orthotic footwear. This committee also provides advice on performance criteria, current standards, performance indicators and policy development related to the operations of the ACT Equipment Scheme. For more information on this committee please see the Terms of Reference above.

 

Meeting Details
This committee meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Kambah. The first meeting in 2015 will be held on Thursday 12 February.

 

 

Requirements
The successful nominee will have an understanding of the equipment that is being loaned to consumers or have a keen interest in this area. This committee requires large amounts of reading before each meeting.

 

 

Nominations
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

 

 

Food Regulation Reference Group

 

This committee is a forum to discuss and provide advice to ACT Health on food regulatory issues. This includes the following: communication between ACT Health and food businesses, discussing community and consumer issues such as better targeted information, and incentivising food businesses to achieve high food safety standards. For more information on this committee please see the Terms of Reference above.

 

Meeting Details
This committee meets quarterly in Holder, ACT. Meeting dates and times are set at the previous meeting. The next meeting will be held: ________________.

 

Requirements
There are no special requirements for this committee.

 

NNominations
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. 
All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

 

ACT Health Quality and Safety Committee

 

This high-level committee provides advice on all matters regarding safety and quality across all sections of ACT Health. This committee sets the strategic direction, priorities and objectives for safety and quality across the organisation and provides oversight of clinical practice improvement, quality improvement, accreditation, clinical governance matters, consumer engagement and clinical policy. For more information on this committee please see the Terms of Reference above.

 

Meeting Details
This committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Canberra Hospital.

 

Requirements
As this is a high-level committee, successful nominees will be an experienced consumer representative. The successful nominee will join Darlene Cox who attends these meetings to represent HCCA.

 

Nominations
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. As this is a very high-level quality and safety committee, this will be a strategic appointment made by the HCCA Executive Committee. All nominations will be assessed against the selection criteria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

 

Arts in Health Committee

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This committee assists the Health Infrastructure Program (HIP) in the roll out of art and art projects in new health facilities around Canberra and the Canberra Hospital. The Arts in Health Committee will ensure that health facilities provide a therapeutic environment for treatment, healing and rehabilitation by creating and prompting vibrant and engaging artwork within ACT Health Services. For more information on this committee please see the Terms of Reference above. For more information on the HIP, please see here: http://health.act.gov.au/consumers/health-infrastructure-program/. 

 


Meeting Details

This committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:00am-10:00am at the Canberra Hospital. 

 

Requirements
An understanding of how art and health service interact is desirable.

 

Nominations

Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection critieria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

Medical & Dental Appointments Advisory Committee

 

This high-level committee oversees the senior medical and dental practitioner (SMDP) recruitment and appointment process and provides recommendations on the credentialing, scope of clinical practice and appointments of SMDPs. These recommendations are made to the ACT Health Director General and the Chief Executive of Calvary Public Hospital. For more information on this committee please see the Terms of Reference above.

 

Meeting Details
This committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Canberra Hospital.

 

Requirements
As this is a high-level committee, successful nominees will be experienced consumer representatives.

 

Nominations
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection critieria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

DonateLife ACT Clinical Advisory Committee

 

This committee provides advice on clinical issues, risks and proposed changes related to organ and tissue donation clinical service delivery in the ACT and surrounding region. They also advise the DonateLife ACT Consumer & Community Advisory Committee on hospital-based clinical and service delivery issues in the ACT and surrounding region. For more information on the business of this committee, please see the Terms of Reference above. For more information on DonateLife ACT, please see here: http://www.donatelife.gov.au/donatelife-australian-capital-territory.


Meeting Details:
This committee meets bi-annually in May and November on the third Friday of the month at the Canberra Hospital. The next meeting will be Friday November 21 from 9:00am to 11:00am.


Requirements:
There are no special requirements for this committee. This committee may involve out-of-session work as required.


Nominations:
Nominations close Wednesday 28 January 2015. All nominations will be assessed by the Consumer Representatives Program Steering Committee against the selection critieria. Please see the nomination form here for more details.

 

 

Conference Sponsorship Positions

 

There are no conference sponsorship positions at this time. Please check back soon.

 

Consumer Representatives Program

The Consumer Representatives Program is a focal point for both consumer groups and government for the nomination, training and support of consumer representatives. It provides skilled representatives to more than 50 committees across the ACT health system.

 

The Program provides training, policy support and resource materials for consumer representatives, establishes channels for representatives to feedback to the community and identifies potential nominees for committees and advisory boards.

 

Why a consumer representative?

 

Representatives are people who use healthcare have particular knowledge not otherwise available to policy makers. They ensure health service users have input into policies and direction and remind committee members that the public interest is of primary concern.

 

What is a consumer representative?

 

A consumer representative is someone who is endorsed by the Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT (HCCA) to represent the views and interests of health consumers.

 

HCCA consumer representatives have experience of health services primarily as consumers of services. They commit to being well informed about relevant health issues and representing a broad range of consumer views by ensuring they are accountable to others through HCCA and/or other community groups.

 

For more information about consumer representation click to the Consumers' Health Forum of Australia (CHF)http://www.chf.org.au/ . Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT Inc is a member of CHF, which is an independent member-based non-government organisation providing a national voice for health consumers.