ACN wants your involvement!

Member's expertise can help influence the health reform agenda.

ACN regularly seeks experienced and enthusiastic members and fellows to represent us on a wide variety of working groups, advisory bodies and at professional functions. ACN is committed to ensuring that the expertise and experiences of nurses are well represented in policy development throughout the Australian health care system.

Our members participating on such committees are recognised by government as active professionals able to provide expert nursing advice and professional perspectives.

ACN representation register – expressions of interest

ACN has established a representation register and invites members to complete the below form. This registration serves as a catalogue of qualified members with specific expertise and qualifications for ACN to draw upon when requests arise for representation roles from Government Health Departments, agencies and other key stakeholders.

Your participation raises the profile of ACN as a key centre of influence in nursing issues.

Should you be interested in becoming more involved in ACN representation activities, please register your expression of interest here.

Currently there are a range of members participating in our representation activities, please see below for your interest:

Aged Care
Aged Care Workforce Committee (Department of Health and Ageing)
Ageing Consultative Committee (Department of Health and Ageing)
Aged Care Expert Panel (Health Workforce Australia)
National Aged Care Medication Management Project Reference Group (Aged and Community Services Australia)
Coordinated Veterans Care Program – (Australian General Practice Network)

Acute Care
Australian Resuscitation Council (ACT)
Australian Resuscitation Council (NAT)
Australian Resuscitation Council (QLD)
Australian Resuscitation Council (VIC)
Australian Stroke Coalition, Rehabilitation Working Group
Australian Stroke Coalition, Acute Response Working Group
Australian Stroke Coalition, Workforce Development Working Group

Rural Health
National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA)
Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS)
Speciality Reference Group Rural and Remote (Queensland Government)

Primary Health
Community Nursing Clinical Advisory Committee (CNCAC) (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Mental Health
Expert Reference Group (Beyondblue)

Safety and Quality
Patient Safety and Quality Executive Committee (PSQEC) (Queensland Health)
Sharps Safety and Needlestick Injury Prevention in the Health Care Workplace
Ministerial Advisory Committee on Surgical Services
Clinical Incidents Review Panel (Department of Health (Victoria) Quality, Safety and Patient Experience Branch (QSPE)
Medication Continuity Expert Advisory Group (Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care)
Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) Taskforce (Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth)

Detention Health Advisory Group
Simulated Learning Expert Reference Group (SLE) (Health Workforce Australia)
DRG Technical Group AR-DRG Classification System Refinement
School of Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee (Murdoch University)
National Framework for Consumer Involvement in Cancer Control National Reference Group (Cancer Australia)