Your Expression of Interest

his is your opportunity to host a Kitchen Table Discussion with your local community members on the non-negotiable principles for an Electronic Medical Record system.
Closing date: May 9 2021

About the project

Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC) is working with the WA Department of Health to develop a Consumer Charter which will define the principles and non-negotiables for the potential devlopment of an Electronic Medical Record System for WA. HCC is looking to host a total of 10 Kitchen Table Discussions and is seeking Discussion Hosts. The Kitchen Table Discussion comments will be used to form a Consumer Charter - this will include non-negotiable principles to guide future direction.

About Kitchen Table Discussions

Kitchen Table Discussions are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow individuals and small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.

Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Discussion Host with a strong community network and will invite up to 10 community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them and reports back the outcomes to HCC. We will then compile the responses into a set of consumer insights to help inform the Consumer Charter.

Role of the Discussion Host

As the host, your role will be to plan, coordinate and facilitate a once-only 90 minute discussion with community members. This includes:

·       Inviting up to 10 participants who would be interested in being part of the discussion on this important subject.  They will be your local community connections (ideally, people who do not normally have their voice heard in healthcare).
·       Choosing a venue, time and date between 13th and 23rd May 2021 that works for your participants.
·       Host the session.
·       Complete and provide the provided feedback report to HCC by 25th May 2021

To support you with this, you will receive:

·       Host training via a Zoom video conference call on either 11th or 13th May 2021 based on your availability (additional sessions may be held to.accommodate host availability)  This will be a brief 30-minute training to set engagement guidelines.
·       A comprehensive Host Guide.
·       Questions to ask participants during the discussion, an agenda and feedback report template.
·       Support from HCC to ensure you have a successful session.

Who are we looking for as Discussion hosts?

We would like our Discussion Hosts to have personal experience with or an interest in digital health care.  We are also interested in representing the views of a range of consumers who may not typically have a say in healthcare. To achieve this, we are particularly looking for hosts who are consumers and/or carers and can demonstrate they have strong links with their communities.

Reimbursement and support

Hosts – you will be remunerated at a rate of $374. You will also be reimbursed up to $100 to cover catering and venue costs for your session (on return of receipts)

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* 1. Your contact details

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* 2. Your age

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* 3. Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Check all that apply

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* 4. Were you born in Australia?

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* 5. What language do you mainly speak at home?

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* 6. Do you identify as someone from a culturally and linguistically diverse background?

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* 7. Do have a disability or special need?

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* 8. Do you identify as LGBTIQA?

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* 9. Please describe your community connections and networks that you can draw on to host a successful and inclusive kitchen table discussion (250 words or less)

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* 10. Please describe your knowledge, involvement and/or interest in digital health  (250 words or less)

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* 11. Please describe why you would like to host a kitchen table discussion with your community on primary health care  (250 words or less)