The consumer’s voice in health care is more important now than it has ever been. There is strong evidence that health care developed by codesign between patients, health professionals and planners delivers better outcomes for people living with health conditions and the broader community. CCA’s newly established Consumer Representative Panel provides a coordinated voice directly from people living with IBD to those who seek their perspective.
The panel is made up of people with IBD and carers who have experience of the condition and are engaged with others living with IBD.
What does the panel do?
The panel provides consumer perspective about activities that aim to improve the quality of care for people living with IBD. The panel will:
- Review patient information materials and communication strategies
- Provided feedback about quality of care project plans and activities
- Give feedback to researchers about how to design their studies to best include patient participation
Feedback may be by voluntary participation on a specific project committee or by occasional review of emailed documents and materials. Review documents and materials.
What will being on the panel mean for me?
- You will have the opportunity to influence health care models, consumer health information and research design.
- You will review emailed materials and provide feedback to improve quality of care from time to time
- You will have the opportunity to join other committees seeking consumer input
- You generally won’t be required to attend in person
- You will usually be engaged in a voluntary capacity but there may be times where an honorarium is paid and if you incur any agreed expenses they will be reimbursed.
The panel is:
- NOT a regular face to face meeting group
- NOT a market research group
If you are over 18yo and Living in Australia you can express interest in being on the panel by answering the brief questions in the form below.
For queries contact [email protected].