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How to become a Consumer Partner

Being a Consumer Partner has many rewards. 

The checklist below explains what is needed to join.

Checklist to join as a formal Consumer Partner

  • I have an interest in health services issues and how to improve them.
  • I have an interest in taking part in the Consumer Partner Network.
  • I am open to working with others to understand their point of view. 
  • I am not currently employed by Metro South Health. 
  • I am not a lobbyist. 
  • I am not an elected official (Local, State or Federal Government). 
  • I am able to  
    • come to a 1–2-hour meeting at a health service once a month
    • spend time to prepare for a meeting.
  • I am able to show my COVID-19 vaccines are up to date or am willing to be supported to do this (or show my exemptions).
  • I am willing for Metro South Health to complete a criminal screening check.
  • I am willing to do some training including Code of Conduct.
  • I understand I may be remunerated (money) for some activities.

To learn more about the steps in this checklist, read our answers to frequently asked questions about formal Consumer Partner roles. 

To learn more about the steps in this checklist, read our answers to frequently asked questions about formal Consumer Partner roles. 

Checklist to partner as a consumer with local health service

  • I have an interest in health services issues and how to improve them.
  • I am not currently employed by Metro South Health.
  • I am not a lobbyist.
  • I am not an elected official (Local, State or Federal Government). 
 
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Last updated 12 April 2023
Last reviewed 13 January 2023