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Consumer Representative Opportunities

We are always looking for new consumer representatives. If you are interested in advocating for a better health system for all, please consider joining HCCA. Please note all HCCA consumer representatives must be members of our organisation and complete consumer representative training.

If you already know the details of the opportunity you want to apply for, you can skip to forms.


HCCA Internal Committees and Opportunities

None at present


ACT Committees

CHS – Community Care Program Clinical Governance Committee

Closing date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is looking for a consumer to join the Community Care Program Clinical Governance Committee.

The role of the committee is to lead efforts in creating a safe and high-quality culture at CHS that involves patients, carers, and consumers. The work of the committee includes:

  • reviewing quality indicators to make sure they are relevant and cover everything needed.
  • Review data from clinical incidents and reports of complaints and other incidents.
  • Review the Community Care Program clinical audit program to make sure it has enough safety and quality content.

As a consumer representative, you will bring your knowledge of relevant consumer issues to the discussions of the Committee. You will also need to read committee papers before meetings and seek perspectives from peers and networks to inform Committee discussions and decisions.

The committee meets for one hour on the third Tuesday of every second month, from 9:30 – 10:30am. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 18 June.

Download the Community Care Program Clinical Governance Committee Terms of Reference.

You can nominate for this opportunity using the online form, or by calling the HCCA office on 6230 7800.

Please note that you will need to have completed consumer representative training to be endorsed by HCCA to this committee.

For more information about consumer representative training, please visit How to Become a Consumer Representative on our website


 

[Still available!] ACTHD – Primary and Acute Care data linkage project consultation group

ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) is looking for two consumers to join the ACT Consultation Group for the Primary and Acute Care Data Linkage Project.

What’s the project about

In Australia, health data is spread out across different organisations, making it hard to understand patient care, especially as patients transition between primary care (like general practitioners) and acute care (like hospitals). Connecting primary care data with hospital records would provide a better idea of how patients move through the healthcare system.

Some states have already started projects to link health data, such as NSW’s Lumos initiative, which integrates primary, ambulatory, and acute care data. The primary acute care data linkage project is working on a national plan to gather all this information together. Which will help with understanding patients’ journeys and make healthcare decisions that benefit everyone.

What’s the Commitment?

As part of the project each state and territory will have its own consultation group to bring together key stakeholders and experts to provide insights, guidance, and recommendations for the successful implementation of National Primary and Acute Care Data Linkage project.

You will need to attend up to 10 two -hour meetings over 12-months, dates, and times to be confirmed. The consultation group starts in May 2024.

Click here to learn more about the Primary and Acute Care data linkage project.

Download the Primary and Acute Care data linkage project Terms of Reference

They are looking for consumers with:

  • Knowledge of what consumers needs and expectations within the ACT and experience in advocating on behalf of consumers.
  • Understanding of health data, uses and governance.
  • Understanding of the objectives of the project and of data linkage

Selected consumer representatives will be reimbursed for their time.

To express interest, email Dr. Anne Jenkins at [email protected] by 15 May 2024. Your email should include a current CV and a 250-word statement addressing the selection criteria and explaining why you are interested.

Please note that you will need to have completed consumer representative training to be endorsed by HCCA to this committee.

For more information about consumer representative training, please visit How to Become a Consumer Representative on our website


National/Interstate Opportunities

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – Statutory Advisory Committee positions

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2024; 11:30pm AEDT

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is looking for consumer representatives to fill positions on seven statutory advisory committees.

If you are selected, you will give advice and support the TGA, helping them make important decisions on a wide range of issues related to medicines, medical devices, vaccines, and other products and substances. This is to make sure they are safe and work well.

You can learn more about each committee’s role at https://www.tga.gov.au/tga-statutory-advisory-committees

The webinar held on 1 May 2024 will be available soon on the TGA website, where you can listen to current committee members share their experiences and answer audience questions.

If you’re interested in applying, you can find more information about how to do it on the Department of Health and Aged Care jobs page.

The deadline for applications is 11.30pm AEDT on Sunday 26 May 2024.

If you have any questions, you can email [email protected] 


Other opportunities

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Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

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