South Australian Consumers’ Network

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF)
CHF is proposing to establish a South Australian Consumers’ Network, an informal grouping of consumers who have self-selected to work more intensively with CHF support to have a voice on South Australian policy issues and to connect South Australian consumers.  This group is open to all South Australian based consumers. 
Deadline: 
28 February 2021

DoH - The Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Reference Group (NMSRG)

Department of Health
The Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Reference Group (NMSRG) was established as an external committee to enable key nursing and midwifery experts to provide comment and advice to the Department of Health and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (CNMO) on relevant nursing and midwifery policy and strategy issues. Consumer participation is required for the NMSRG.
Deadline: 
28 February 2021

CHF Summit 2021: Shifting Gears 2021- Australia and New Zealand Consumer Experience and Leadership in Health Summit

Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Australasia’s inaugural consumer health summit is a two day virtual event, to be held on Thursday 18 March and Friday 19 March 2021. Consumers as leaders in healthcare will be a central theme of this first Australian and New Zealand Consumer Experience and Leadership in Health Summit.  The event will draw together consumers and other leaders from the health sector, to explore the latest research and developments which drive health towards a consumer-centred culture. To maximise consumer participation, CHF is supporting three consumers with complimentary registration to act as consumer rapporteurs at the Summit. 
Deadline: 
28 February 2021

The Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce - Electrocardiogram (ECG) Review Committee 

Department of Health
The Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) was established in 2015 to examine the more than 5,700 items listed on the MBS. The Review was independent and clinician-led, and considered how best to align MBS services with contemporary, evidence-based medical practice in order to improve access to high quality health services for all Australians.   As a result of this review, the Taskforce recommended a significant restructure of the cardiac services section of the MBS, with changes to cardiac imaging services to support high value care and ensure patients have access to the most appropriate tests for their individual symptoms and conditions.  
Deadline: 
1 March 2021

ACSQHC - Ambulance Health Services Working Group

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is commencing a body of work to contextualise the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for ambulance health services. The purpose of the Ambulance Health Services Working Group is to provide clinical advice, expertise and consumer input in the development of a NSQHS Standards User Guide for Ambulance Health Services and resources to support implementation of the NSQHS Standards by these services.
Deadline: 
14 March 2021