Category: EOI – Community Representative Positions

Diabetes Lived Experience Working Group members sought – closing date 22 November 2019

Call for expression of interest

The Diabetes and Endocrine Health Network (DEHN) at the WA Department of Health is calling for expressions of interest for members to join its Lived Experience Working Group (LEWG).

The team are looking for people who are passionate about continuous improvement and improving the lives of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Applicants should have established networks with consumers, carers, and/or representative organisations, and skills in leadership and effective communication.

The purpose of the Lived Experience Working Group is to represent the collective voice of consumers and carers while balancing the diversity of experiences across different groups such as diabetes types, regional and remote areas, etc. and engage with a wide range of people living with diabetes and endocrine health issues with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Consumer participation payments are available – see the information in the draft terms of reference for more details.

To apply please complete the application form by Friday 22 November 2019.

Please read the Expression of Interest attached or contact Health Networks at healthpolicy@health.wa.gov.au for more information. The Terms of Reference will be confirmed once the group has been established.

www.health.wa.gov.au/HealthNetworks

South Metropolitan Health Service – Consumer Advisory Council – New Member Opportunities

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.

Meetings

  • The CAC meets monthly at Rockingham General Hospital.

Contact
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
Email: RPGConsumerAdvisoryCouncil@health.wa.gov.au

WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Viruses Advisory Committee

  • 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.

Learn more about the role and how 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.

More information

Contact the WA SHaBBVAC Secretariat on 9222 2326 or email paramjit.kaur@health.wa.gov.au with any queries.