- 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 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
Please complete your Expression of Interest using the form below. Deadline COB 27th June 2021 Lodge your Expression of Interest here
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
This is your opportunity to host a Kitchen Table Discussion with your local community members on the non-negotiable principles for a Digital Health focused Consumer Charter.
Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021
About the project
Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC) is working with the WA Department of Health to develop a Consumer Charter which focuses on digital health. HCC is looking to host a total of 10 Kitchen Table Discussions and is seeking Discussion Hosts. The Kitchen Table Discussion comments will be used to form a Consumer Charter – this will include non-negotiable principles to guide future direction.
About Kitchen Table Discussions
Kitchen Table Discussions are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow individuals and small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.
Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Discussion Host with a strong community network and will invite up to 10 community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them and reports back the outcomes to HCC. We will then compile the responses into a set of consumer insights to help inform the Consumer Charter. Kitchen Table hosts receive $374 for hosting the event and providing a concise write up (typed up) and participants are eligible for a $60 voucher. Venue costs and refreshments can be reimbursed on production of receipt up to $100 per Kitchen Table Discussions.
Role of the Discussion Host
As the host, your role will be to plan, coordinate and facilitate a once-only 90 minute discussion with community members. This includes:
- Inviting up to 10 participants who would be interested in being part of the discussion on this important subject. They will be your local community connections (ideally, people who do not normally have their voice heard in healthcare).
- Choosing a venue, time and date that works for your participants.
- Host the session.
- Complete and provide the provided feedback report to HCC.
To support you with this, you will receive:
- Training via a Zoom video conference – Zoom is free to download.
- A comprehensive Host Guide.
- Questions to ask participants during the discussion, an agenda and feedback report template.
- Support from HCC to ensure you have a successful session.
Who are we looking for as Discussion hosts?
We would like our Discussion Hosts to have personal experience with or an interest in digital health care. We are also interested in representing the views of a range of consumers who may not typically have a say in healthcare. To achieve this, we are particularly looking for hosts who are consumers and/or carers and can demonstrate they have strong links with their communities.
Reimbursement and support
Hosts – you will be remunerated at a rate of $374. You will also be reimbursed up to $100 to cover catering and venue costs for your session (on return of receipts).
Participants – Health Consumers Council will provide a $60 gift voucher for each Kitchen Table Discussion participant for their time.
How to apply
Please complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTDConsChart by Sunday 9th May
For assistance completing this application please contact Health Consumers Council WA via email@example.com or by phone on 9221 3422
For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Kieran Bindahneem, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pharmacy Registration Board of WA (the Board) is seeking to appoint a deputy member with knowledge of and experience in representing the interests of consumers.
The Pharmacy Registration Board of WA consists of four members to be appointed by the Minister for Health. This is done under the Pharmacy Act 2010 (WA).
Under the Act, three of the members are to be pharmacists and one is to be a person who has knowledge of and experience in representing the interests of consumers.
The Act also allows for a deputy member to be appointed for each member. There is a vacancy in the role of deputy member for the position that represents the interest of consumers.
The deputy member may perform the functions of the member when the member is unable to do so by reason of illness, absence or other cause. While acting as a member, the deputy of a member has all the functions of and protection of the member.
The Pharmacy Registration Board of WA is responsible for the administration of the Pharmacy Act 2010 WA provides for the registration of pharmacy businesses.
Information about the Pharmacy Registration Board of WA is online at https://www.pharmacyboardwa.com.au
Information about the Pharmacy Act 2010 WA is online at https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/filestore.nsf/FileURL/mrdoc_37154.pdf/$FILE/Pharmacy%20Act%202010%20-%20%5B01-a0-02%5D.pdf?OpenElement
Sitting fee payments and other allowances are available to eligible members.
The current rates of remuneration for deputy members are:
- $350 per day meeting (meetings of more than 4 hours duration); or
- $230 per half day meeting (meetings of 4 hours or less duration).
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please provide a summary of your Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages) providing the information in this template, and a covering letter or email outlining your interest in the role and any previous experience you have that relates to the work of the Board.
Please email these to email@example.com by Sunday 20 September at 6pm.
If you have any questions about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) is recruiting new members to help represent the patient voice. The council provides advocacy for the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care services across the south metropolitan area.
A consumer is a potential, current or previous user of Fiona Stanley Hospital, and CAC membership aims to reflect the diversity of the local community.
To learn more about the CAC, visit the Fiona Stanley Hospital webpage www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au/About-us/Consumer-Advisory-Council
If you are interested in joining the CAC, you can complete the Expression of Interest form on the webpage or contact the Consumer Advisory Council by phoning 6152 4013 or by email on FSHFeedback@health.wa.gov.au
For more information click here
The Mental Health Network (MHN) aims to improve outcomes for people with mental health issues by building capability and leadership and strengthening the provision and coordination of care and support across the State.
The MHN achieves this by:
- Engaging: Enabling consumers, families/carers, health professionals, health and community services, the Mental Health Commission and Department of Health WA to engage and collaborate effectively;
- Learning: Sharing information, experience and ideas; and,
- Informing: Providing independent and informed advice.
We are seeking expressions of interest for steering committee members, to contribute as part of the Youth Mental Health Sub Network Steering Committee. The Youth Mental Health Sub Network Steering Committee invites expressions of interest from:
- Young people with personal experience of mental health challenges
- Families, carers or supporters (support persons1) of young people who have experienced mental health challenges
Click here for more information about this opportunity. The deadline for responses is 4pm, Sunday 28 June.
For any more information please contact: Warwick Smith or Lyn Millett, Co-Chair/s, Youth Mental Health Sub Network Steering Committee by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Mental Health Network is online at the Mental Health Commission’s website https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/about-us/mental-health-network/
Please provide a brief written expression of interest and resume and return it by 4pm, 28 June 2020.
- Email to: MHNetwork@mhc.wa.gov.au with Youth Mental Health Steering Committee Application in the subject line.
- Post to: The Mental Health Commission Attention: Bianca Fish GPO Box X2299 Perth Business Centre WA, 6847
- Hand deliver to Mental Health Commission, Level 1, 1 Nash Street, Perth WA.
The NSQHS Standards were developed by the Commission in collaboration with the Australian Government, states and territories, private sector providers, clinical experts, patients and carers. The primary aims of the NSQHS Standards are to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health service provision. The eight NSQHS Standards provide a nationally consistent statement about the level of care consumers can expect from health services. You can find out more about the Standards at https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/nsqhs-standards
Accreditation to the Standards is carried out by independent organisations. At least one of these (the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards – ACHS) recruits consumers to the position of assessors. If you are interested in being a consumer assessor the process involves:
- Completing the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care’s (ACSQHC) online orientation program covering:
- the National Standards 2nd Edition
- on-line training on the Colonoscopy Care Standard
- and the Core Cultural Learning – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia Foundation Course.
Information about this online training is on the ACSQHC website at https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/national-safety-and-quality-health-service-nsqhs-standards/resources-nsqhs-standards/nsqhs-standards-orientation-course
The current deadline for enrolment in this ACSQHC course is 13 November 2020. And the deadline for completion is 31 December 2020.
To be considered for the next step in being an assessor, there are specific requirements when completing this online course. Information about these requirements are on the website above.
It is also possible to enrol in the course on a non-certificate basis – this might be of interest to anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of the Standards.
- For ACHS – it then normally involves a 3 day in person training in Sydney. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, they are in the process of reviewing their approach. If you are accepted on to the training (which involves an application process), ACHS would fund travel and accommodation costs to take part in the training, but there is no other payment.
- This training is hands-on and involves the practical application of the knowledge gained through the orientation program.
- Assessors may then apply to become paid (honorarium assessors) after they have completed 1 trainee and 2 probationary assessments, this application can only be made where there is no other income received for the assessment period. At the time of writing, upon approval the rate is $430 per day for assessment days only (exc travel days and report writing)
- Currently there are no agreed dates for this training. ACHS are accepting application on a rolling basis. To apply you must complete an application form with ACHS and provide certificates of completion for the three online modules (above).
- Information about ACHS Assessors is on their website at https://www.achs.org.au/assessors/what-is-an-assessor/
- The Commission requires assessors employed in health services to undertake a minimum of 10 assessment days per annum and those not employed a minimum of 20 days. This would also apply to people registering as consumer assessors.
Rockingham Peel Group (RkPG) is committed to partnering with consumers to ensure a patient-centred approach to service planning, delivery and evaluation. RkPG Consumer Advisory Council are looking for new members.
The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) establishes a formal partnership between consumer, carer and community representatives and RkPG. The CAC members provide support and advice to RkPG in order to improve the hospital experience for patients, families and other consumers.
What does the CAC do?
- Advises on the planning, development and delivery of health services.
- Provides valuable feedback on the needs of consumers, carers and the community.
- Promotes consumer, carer and community participation.
- Facilitates communication and cooperation between Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, local service providers and the community.
- Advocates for consumers, carers and the community.
- The CAC meets monthly at Rockingham General Hospital.
Anyone can apply to become a CAC member, or register for other opportunities for consumer and carer involvement. If you would like to raise an issue or
suggestion with the CAC, or apply to be a member, please contact the Rockingham Peel Group directly.
Rockingham Peel Group Education,
Safety, Quality and Risk Department
Phone: 9599 4322
- Three consumer representative positions are now being recruited. The Department of Health is working closely with Health Consumers’ Council in the recruitment and support of consumer representatives.
- WA SHaBBVAC provides a forum for a multi-agency and community partnership in the prevention and control of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in WA.
The WA SHaBBVAC assists the WA Department of Health’s (WA DoH) Chief Health Officer (CHO) under the Public Health Act 2016. It includes members from non-government organisations, health service providers, researchers, policy-makers and representatives from affected communities.
Consumer representatives are currently being recruited.
People with lived experience of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in WA who are interested in advocating for and contributing to a coordinated public health response to these infections are encouraged to apply.
The key roles of the WA SHaBBVAC are to:
- develop and maintain partnerships amongst health service providers, researchers and non-government organisations working to prevent and manage HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in WA
- discuss and develop innovative approaches to prevent and control HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in WA
- provide input into the WA DoH’s state health plan and policies for HIV, viral hepatitis, and STIs, taking into account matters such as prevention, education, treatment, care, surveillance, research, legal and policy issues, and evaluation
- advocate for people living with or at-risk of HIV, viral hepatitis or STIs.
WA SHaBBVAC meets three times a year for a two-hour meeting.
Remuneration for consumer representatives participation on the committee is provided.
Contact the WA SHaBBVAC Secretariat on 9222 2326 or email email@example.com with any queries.