BreastScreen Aotearoa – consumer testing (closes 7 January, 2024)
BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme for women aged between 45 and 69. The aim of BSA is to reduce women’s morbidity and mortality from breast cancer by identifying cancers at an early stage, allowing treatment to be commenced sooner than might otherwise have been possible. The programme is delivered throughout the country by lead providers, their sub-contracted providers, and mobile units that deliver services to rural and some urban communities.
Te Whatu Ora is currently undertaking a project which will upgrade vital components of the information technology (IT) infrastructure supporting the BSA programme across the motu. A key component of the new IT solution will be the introduction of functionality enabling programme participants to enrol, book and manage their own screening appointments online.
What we are looking for
We are seeking a diverse range of consumers aged 40 years and over from various ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and technical abilities to test the online enrolment and booking functionality that has been developed and provide feedback. The feedback we receive will help us to ensure the process is user friendly and fit for purpose.
What we will need from you
We will need 1 - 1.5 hours of your time to test the online enrolment and booking functionality. We expect that this will be ready for consumer testing in early 2024. You do not need to be a clinician to participate in this testing but you will need an email address and device (mobile phone or computer) to be able to complete the online form.
Applicants selected to complete testing will be given a $50 Prezzy Card for their participation.
How to apply
Complete the online application form: Expression of Interest: BreastScreen Aotearoa online enrolment and booking consumer testing or copy and paste the URL here: https://bit.ly/40CUuY7.
Te Tāhū Hauora Healthy Quality & Safety Commission – Consumer representative peripheral intravenous catheter (closes 15 January, 2024)
Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission (Te Tāhū Hauora) is seeking an additional consumer representative to join an advisory group. This group provides leadership, advice and support to the infection prevention and control programme team, who are leading an initiative to reduce infections associated with Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIVCs). As part of this advisory group, you will share your perspective as a consumer with experience of having a PIVC inserted (also known as an IV, a line or a drip).
What we need from you
The PIVC advisory group meets at least every 4 months. As the improvement project is now in the planning stage, meetings may be monthly. These meetings will be held online via Zoom and will take 1–2 hours. You will need to prepare for these meetings by reading meeting papers, which will likely take up to 1 hour. We will pay you for attending and other costs. See the Te Tāhū Hauora policy for consumer and whānau engagement, fees and reimbursement here. Please read the PIVC Advisory Group Terms of Reference (112KB, pdf)
Who we are looking for
We would be most interested in hearing from you if:
· you or a whānau member have had a PIVC (IV, line or drip) inserted
· you or a whānau member have experienced an infection from that PIVC
· you are of Māori and/or Pacific descent.
How to apply
Please complete the online application form. Or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://bit.ly/47LidHQ
Applications close on 15 January 2024.
If you have any questions about this consumer role, please contact [email protected].