WE LISTEN
WE ADVISE
WE AMPLIFY

We support communities & individuals to shape the healthcare they need & want in partnership with health providers & researchers.

WE LISTEN
WE ADVISE
WE AMPLIFY

We support communities & individuals to shape the healthcare they need & want in partnership with health providers & researchers.

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Become part of the conversation

Join our Mighty Networks online engagement community. In this simple-to-navigate space, we host group discussions and post upcoming health consumer rep roles.

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We help health staff & researchers engage and co-design

Our training programs, engagement and facilitation experts and our access to our health consumer representative network help you with your involvement strategies and projects.

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Become a consumer rep

Want to be a consumer rep? Join our state-wide community of health consumer representatives. Make health and research better for all by using your lived experience and representing your community. We can’t wait to get to know and welcome you.

Latest News & Events.

Bye bye 2023. Hello 2024.

Our office will be closed from Friday, 22 December 2023 and will reopen on Monday, 8 January 2024.

Annual report and general meeting 2023

On Friday 20 October, Board members, staff, voting members and individual members of Health Consumers NSW met in person and online to celebrate our achievements in the financial year 2022/2023.

Training

We offer engagement training & education programs for health consumer representatives, health staff & researchers

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Consumer, community and lived experience

Our online and face-to-face consumer representative training courses provide education, support and networking opportunities for new and experienced health consumers engaged in advocacy and representative roles within health services. There are free introductory courses, advanced courses and bespoke courses.

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Health services staff training

We train engagement, administrative, management and clinical staff in health services about best-practice health consumer engagement. We are looking at the fundamentals, benefits and roles of consumer representatives and at enablers, barriers and structures. There are introductory and advanced courses, online and offline.

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Research training

Our research training – open for consumers/community and researchers – explores consumer and community involvement in health and medical research. Available online and offline, we offer introductory as well as more advanced courses face-to-face and online.

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