Month: June 2021

Consumer Representation on the Reproductive Technology Council

  • Do you lived experience of accessing reproductive technology services in Western Australia?  This may include but is not limited to IVF and/or surrogacy?
  • Would you like contribute to the consumer experience by to advising on matters of reproductive technology research and law application in WA?

The Minister for Health has approached the Health Consumers Council for two nominations for one consumer representative for the Reproductive Technology Council (RTC). Please note that the decision remains with the Minister for Health and an applicati0n is no guarantee of being appointed.

The main functions of the Reproductive Technology Council are to:

  • Formulate and review a Code of Practice to govern the use of artificial fertilisation and storage procedures carried on by licensees;
  • Advise the Commissioner of Health on the suitability of applicants, and compliance of licensees with conditions of their licences;
  • Make sure that any research carried out by or on behalf of a licensee on eggs, sperm, or participants, has general or specific approval of Council;
  • Advise the Minister for Health on matters related to reproductive technology;
  • Encourage and facilitate research into the causes and prevention of all types of human infertility and on the social and public health implications of reproductive technology; and
  • To promote informed public debate and education on these issues.

The Commitment

The The RTC sits monthly – this is a three year appointment. Further details can be found here.

Remuneration and expenses are available for this position as per the State Government Boards and Committee Premier’s Circular 2019/07

To apply

Please complete your Expression of Interest using the form below. Deadline COB 27th June 2021

Lodge your Expression of Interest here

Co-design of e-learning module on stigma in Blood-borne Virus

  • Do you have lived experience of a blood-borne virus?
  • Do you have a lived experience of accessing sexual health and blood borne virus services?
  • Would you like an opportunity to contribute to the development of BBV stigma and discrimination resources?

The Health Consumers’ Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from people living with blood borne virus (BBV) to join the BBV e-learning stigma and discrimination eLearning Co-Design Group. The Co-design group will develop the content for the blood-borne virus stigma and discrimination e-learning training package for WA Health staff.

To apply

Please have a read through the details below, and if it seems like a fit, click on the link to an Expression of Interest form.  You can also access a Word document which you can complete and send back to shabbv@hconc.org.au Please note that places are limited and we are seeking diversity and the right fit, so an application doesn’t guarantee you a position.

Click here to register your Expression of Interest

Project Background and Details

The WA Department of Health is committed to developing an online training package for staff across the health system to address the issue of stigma and discrimination. This training package will be shaped by the insights and experiences of people living with blood-borne viruses and health professionals working in the sector.

This piece of work sits within a larger strategy of consumer involvement in the SHABBV sector – see here for more details.

The Co-design Group  

The membership of the group will consist of a 50/50 mix of community members and health professionals. We are seeking a diverse group of lived experience members and aim to include people who identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, LGBTQI+, people with disabilities; and young people.

We are looking for lived experience members who are:

  • Willing to share their experiences accessing health services whilst living with a blood-borne virus
  • Open to respectful contribution in a group setting
  • Confident in communicating with health professionals, educators and administrators

Responsibilities

This project is at the Information Gathering Stage and the role of the group is to inform the following:

  • Provision of advice and guidance from the BBV communities’ perspective
  • Contribute to the development of content for the e-learning package
  • Review draft versions of the e-learning package to ensure incorporated feedback is relevant and representatives.

Commitment

This Co-Design Group will run from June to September 2021. The planned meeting schedule is below. Further meetings may be convened or this approach may need to be adjusted if required but we will aim to identify this as early as possible:’

  • Wednesday 16th June 4-5.30pm – Initial meeting with lived experience group to on-board
  • Wednesday 23rd June 3-6pm – Initial Brainstorming Meeting –Group Meeting 1
  • Wednesday 14th July 3-6pm – Group Meeting 2
  • Wednesday 4th August 3-6pm – Group Meeting 3
  • Wednesday 25th August 3-6pm- Group Meeting 4
  • Wednesday 8th September 3-6pm – Group Meeting 5