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North Coast Primary Health Network and the Mid North Coast and Northern NSW Local Health Districts in conjunction with Health Consumers NSW are conducting free 2-day workshops for health consumers/community representatives who are involved, or would like to be involved in our health system.
It is designed to support health consumers and community representatives to understand the health system and have the necessary skills and confidence to tell their story and meaningfully contribute in health forums and committees, commissioning and project activities.
Who should attend the Health Consumer Representative Training Program?
This program is designed for health consumer representatives within the health system. This could include consumer health representatives on committees and boards within Local Health Districts, Primary Health Networks or Public or Private Hospitals, and health NGOs. It is suitable for people who are relatively new to this role and also for more experienced health consumer representatives.
This training is not aimed at health consumers who are looking for ways to negotiate the health system and be individual advocates for themselves or others (such training may be offered in the future).
To express your interest in attending either the Coffs Harbour or Port Macquarie workshops, please contact: [email protected] or phone Janet on 6589 2150.
Participant’s comments 2018
“I can go back to the committee with new empowerment and the knowledge I need”.
“I didn’t know if it was going to help my role, but it’s probably the most relevant training I’ve attended”.
“I already had skills – but now I know how to use them in this role”.