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I am interested in becoming a consumer and carer representative

Palliative care Australia is not currently accepting Expressions of Interest for the National Register. If you have submitted an application during the ‘19/’20 EOI round, we will be in contact regarding next steps in the coming weeks.

The National Register of Palliative Care Consumers and Carers brings together a diverse and representative group of individuals who have a lived experience of palliative care and want to contribute to improving palliative care for other Australians.

The National Register currently consists of six palliative care consumers and carers from across Australia, with membership reviewed annually according to need.

Future opportunities to be involved with the National Register will be promoted on our website, eNews, and through PCA social media channels.

All appointments to the National Register are determined by a review panel, who will assess applications based on the skills, experience and commitment outlined by each nominee.

Consumer Representatives are expected to have:

  • A lived experience of palliative care (currently receiving palliative care, or as a carer of someone receiving palliative care)
  • capacity and commitment to actively participate in the program
  • capacity to represent consumer and carer issues.

PCA will have an ongoing schedule of support and training opportunities for members of the National Register. This will provide members with sector insights, developing their knowledge of palliative care issues and networks, and empowering them to participate in strategic decision making and input into policy, health service design and relevant projects.

For more information you can download the fact sheet below, or contact PCA via pca@palliativecare.org.au or telephone 02 6232 0700.

Learn more: New Consumer Representative Fact Sheet

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