In the South Australian health system, it is now more widely accepted that consumers should have a central role as the users and beneficiaries of health care and, ultimately are the ones who pay for it. While once the consumer voice was heard only at the margins of the health system, now HCA helps facilitate the appointment of consumer representatives on more than 20 health-related committees.
Advocacy can bring about change or it may maintain the status quo, but it is always directed towards a specific goal or end.
Closes Friday 25 October 2019
The SA Dental Service Consumer Advisory Panel (SADS CAP) first met in June 1999 and has positively contributed on many levels from policy to resource development while ensuring that SADS remains responsive to the needs of the South Australian public.
As a sub-committee of the SA Dental Service Executive, CAP members provide advice at the highest level of organisational governance and as such, are recruited in recognition of their extensive knowledge, skills, professional and/or personal experiences, network links and ability to represent their community of interest. In support of their full engagement with Panel activities and discussion, SA Dental Service
ensures that CAP members are fully briefed on and understand any proposal on which the Panel’s recommendation(s) is sought. This may require specific explanation of financial and other data which accompanies proposals.
Membership Nomination Process
Interested persons will be invited to a meeting with the SA Dental Service Client Relations Manager and the Chairperson of the Consumer Advisory Panel. Reference checks will be required before a Member’s appointment is recommended and forwarded to Executive Director for consideration. More detailed information available here.