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.
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.
Be a consumer representative on the SNPHN My Health Record Test Bed Project Advisory Committee. SNPHN was recently chosen by the Australian Digital Health Agency to trial new approaches to healthcare delivery using digital health technologies under the federal government’s digital health test bed program.
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.
Be a consumer representative on the Research Advisory Committee for the Northern Sydney Local Health District. The Committee is currently seeking a second consumer member to contribute to the oversight of the Local Health District’s Research Strategy.
Become a consumer representative on a study interest group on the outcomes of reproductive carrier screening.
PHD candidate Ebony Richardson from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is looking for two consumer representative to join her study interest group on the outcomes of reproductive carrier screening.
Involving consumers in strategic and operational decisions in healthcare has never been more
important. In an unprecedented situation such as COVID-19, consumers are a key stakeholder and
an essential source of advice and guidance in your work.
Application for membership of the NSW Cancer Plan Governance Committee is now open to health consumer representatives in NSW. The NSW Cancer Plan sets out a coordinated and collaborative approach to cancer control.
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.
Expressions of Interest are open for health consumers to join the new Primary Healthcare Institute Executive Committee. The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) established the Primary Healthcare Institute (PHI) in late 2018, It is part of the Integrated Care and Aboriginal Health stream, within the Care Across the Lifecycle and Society directorate.