I am interested in becoming a consumer and carer representative

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I am interested in becoming a consumer and carer representative

Palliative Care Australia is currently not accepting Expressions of Interest for the National Register. If you are interested in future opportunities to join the register please contact PCA via pca@palliativecare.org.au.

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.

Membership of the National Register is reviewed annually to ensure it contains the skills mix to meet existing or anticipated demand and can be responsive to emerging policy issues.

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.

National Register of Palliative Care Consumers and Carers - 2022 Fact Sheet

Member Application form - National Panel of Palliative Care Consumer and Carer Representatives