Involving Health Consumers in Research

We, in partnership with Sydney Health Partners,  are undertaking a scoping review and needs assessment of health consumer and community involvement in research across Sydney Health Partners. This needs assessment will inform a series of training seminars delivered in late 2020 for consumers, researchers, and clinicians.

Cardiovascular care consumer rep needed

Be a consumer representative on the Patient Centred Co-Commissioning Group – Cardiology in the Community Sub Committee in Western Sydney. The Cardiology in the Community (CIC) model has been designed with the patient at the centre of the model. It defines an enhanced and optimised approach to the delivery of care, to help support those patients at risk of, or experiencing symptoms of chest pain and heart disease.

Event: Visiting Hours during COVID-19

We want to hear from you!

We are working with health consumer representatives from around NSW to give feedback on the impact of changes to health service visiting hours during COVID-19. Together we will develop recommendations and principles to support safe visitation policies that still support patients and families when they need it most.

John Stubbs – goodbye for now

In January 2020, one of our long-standing Board members, John Stubbs, resigned from our Board. We are sad to see John go and hope to see him back and involved with our organisation in the future. We fully support and understand the reasons for his resignation and wish him all the best in 2020.

Health consumers everywhere have lost a true champion with the passing of Diana Aspinall, at age 80. A leading figure in the development of the health consumer movement in the Blue Mountains, Diana was also one of our (Health Consumers NSW’s) founding members.