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An important benefit of being an ACN member is the opportunity to represent ACN in a wide variety of activities and at forums, such as government department advisory committee meetings, health professional roundtable discussions, government and non-government working groups and workshops and other events that fall into professional areas of expertise.

The active role of members in decision-making around health policy contributes to ACN’s profile as the preeminent and national leader of the nursing profession representing nurses and communicating the views of the nursing profession.

Professional representation is pivotal to the communication of ACN policy positions to government and other stakeholders in the health arena in Australia, while also providing an avenue for influencing the course of health policies and ensuring that the voice of the nursing and midwifery professions is heard.
ACN is committed to pursuing opportunities for our members to share their unique nursing knowledge/expertise and contribute to the improvement and growth of Australia’s health system.

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ACN’s strength comes from the participation of and support from its members. Our members are able to provide a diverse nursing perspectives.

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Current ACN representation activities open for expressions of interest:

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Representation Opportunities

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New South Wales



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Northern Territory



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Queensland



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South Australia



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Tasmania



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Western Australia



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National



Department of Veterans’ AffairsOpportunity to participate in a Health Consultative Forum

ACN members are involved in numerous representative roles each year at the state and national levels, many of these can be in a ‘once-off’ or ‘ongoing’ capacity, with some groups convening several times a year.

A few highlights from 2016-2017 representation include:

Ongoing Representation 2017

Body/Organisation requesting ACN representation

Title of request to ACN

Member representative in attendance

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

ASHM National Nursing working group - stigma and discrimination project

Amanda Chambers MACN

Flinders University

Palliative Care in Aged Care Evidence (PCACE) Project

Sue McKechnie FACN

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)

Hospital-wide clinical indicator set expert commentary for Australasian Clinical Indicator Report 18th Edition 2009-2016

Virginia Plummer FACN

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Consultative Committee

Lara McIntyre FACN

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Clinical Advisory Committee

Dr Kathryn Zeitz FACN

National Blood Authority

Patient Blood Management Guidelines

Dr Nichole Harvey MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Topic Working Group for a Clinical Care Standard on Cataract Surgery

Amanda Wylie MACN

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Mental Health Workforce Project Expert Reference Group

Carolyn Stapleton FACN

Hobart Occupational Medicine

Meeting to discuss a combined health professional briefing in relation to the WorkCover Board governing legislation

Anne Wallace MACN, Nancy Arnold MACN


Ongoing Representation 2016

Body/Organisation requesting ACN representation

Title of request to ACN

Member representative in attendance

Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia (NMBA)

Code of conduct review Working Group

Anne Samuelson FACN

Australian Resuscitation Council – ARC (Qld Branch)

ARC QLD Branch Meeting February 2016

Denise Airey MACN

Australian Resuscitation Council – ARC (Qld Branch)

ARC QLD Branch Meeting May 2016

Denise Airey MACN

Australian Resuscitation Council – ARC (Qld Branch)

ARC QLD Branch Meeting August  2016

Denise Airey MACN

Australian Resuscitation Council – ARC (Qld Branch)

ARC QLD Branch Meeting November 2016

Denise Airey MACN

Flinders University

Flinders University Department of Health Care Management Industry Board

Philip Darbyshire MACN

Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)

Ministerial Advisory Committee on Surgical Services (MACSS)

Fiona Brew MACN

Government of South Australia

Panel of The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal

Jeffrey Fuller FACN
Jane Pappin MACN
Marion Eckert MACN
Evdokia Kalaitzidis MACN
Sheryl De Lacey FACN
Kirstie Walkley MACN
Brigid Coombe MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)

National Model Clinical Governance Framework Advisory Panel

Cheyne Chalmers FACN

Nursing and Midwifery Office SA

Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards(NMEA Reference Group)

Moira Noonan MACN

National Aged Care Alliance (NACA)

NACA Meeting 26-27 May 2016

Carolyn Stapleton FACN

NPS Medicinewise

National Cervical Screening Product Review Group

Cheryl Hawkins MACN

Department of Social Services

Reference Group Meeting, Improved Assessment Process for Carer Payments

Susan Emerson MACN

Guideline and Technical Innovation Advisory Group (GATI)

GATI Meeting 17 March 2016

Larissa McIntyre FACN

Guideline and Technical Innovation Advisory Group (GATI)

GATI Meeting 31 March 2016

Larissa McIntyre FACN

Guideline and Technical Innovation Advisory Group (GATI)

GATI Meeting 27 April 2016

Larissa McIntyre FACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Topic Workshop Group to Develop a Clinical Care Standard on Cataract Surgery

Eileen Nicol MACN, Amanda Wylie MACN

CareSearch

CareSearch Project - National Advisory Group

Judith Anderson FACN, Cathie Pigott MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Topic Workshop Group for the Clinical Care Standard on Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Julia Brownlie MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Infection Control Clinical Indicator Working Party

Deborah Clark MACN

Cancer Australia

Intercollegiate Advisory Group

Meinir Krishnasamy MACN

International Council of Nurses

Nurse Advocates Initiative - Adult Immunisation Advisory Board

Sonya Nicholl MACN, Alison Belcastro MACN, Melinda Hassall MACN

National Primary Health Care Partnership

National Primary Health Care Partnership meeting

Michelle Gunn MACN

National Health & Medical Research Council

Embryo Research Licensing Committee

Elizabeth Emmanuel FACN

University of Notre Dame

Primary Health Care Undergraduate Course Reference Group

Sue Mapletoft MACN, Trish Lowe MACN

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia Intercollegiate Advisory Group

Meinir Krishnasamy MACN

Migrant and Refugee Women's Health Initiative (Working group)

Sub-Working Group Focused on Refugee Woman's Health

Danielle Rule MACN, Ruth DeSouza MACN

National Aged Care Alliance (NACA)

National Aged Care Alliance Meeting 22nd and 23rd February 2016

Tracey McDonald FACN

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Consultative Committee

Larissa McIntyre FACN

Queensland Nurses' Union & Australian Nursing Federation Queensland Branch

Meeting of Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Peak Bodies

Michelle Gunn MACN

Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO)

Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations meeting

Kylie Ward FACN, Michelle Gunn MACN

2017 Once-off Representation

Body/Organisation requesting ACN representation

Title of request to ACN

Member representative in attendance

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Strategic Blood Forum

Jenny O'Baugh MACN

Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and Turning Point

Launch of Nurse & Midwife Support

Jenny Newton FACN,Christine Smith FACN

CATSINaM

CATSINaM Stakeholders Dinner Forum

Jenny Newton FACN,Moira Noonan MACN,Emily Wardell MACN

Innovating Care/Talentgrid

Distinguished speaker invitation Innovating Care: Transforming Nursing Care Forum

Naomi Dobroff FACN

COAG

NRAS Consultation Forums

Terri Gibson MACN, Lesley Siegloff FACN

National Allergy Strategy

National Allergy Strategy Infant Feeding Implementation Meeting

Elizabeth Palk MACN

The District Nurses

Premiere of Hospice@HOME short film and launch of 2017 interim report

Carolyn Salter MACN

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Invitation to the Convocation Ceremony

Paul Arbon FACN

Department of Health

Stakeholder Forum - Post-Market Review of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Medicines

Kathy Chapman MACN

Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health

National Implementation Plan Consultation Forum

Tania Dufty MACN

Save the Children

Launch of Emergency Health Unit

Jamie Ranse FACN

Department of Health

Roundtable meeting on strategies to improve influenza vaccination rates in pregnant women

Alison Belcastro MACN

Palliative Care Australia

Compassionate Communities Lunch Briefing

Kate Lehmensich MACN

Nurses Memorial Centre

Annual ANZAC Commemorative Service for Nurses

Jenny Newton FACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Workshop to define requirements of the interactive Australian atlas of healthcare variation

Sushila Agnihotri MACN

Institute of Health and Ageing

Launch of Consumer Directed Care in Residential Aged Care

Linda Daniels MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

NSQHS Standards for primary care workshop

Yvonne McKinlay FACN, Anna Shepherd MACN(Associate) ,Leanne Morton FACN, Kate Spurway MACN, Leonie Keen MACN

Palliative Care Australia

National Palliative Care Week lunch briefing

Liz Hanna FACN

Flinders University

Launch of palliAGED

Hamish Jeffrey MACN, Liz Hanna FACN, Meg Bransgrove MACN

Akolade

Dementia Care Delivery Summit

Andrew Dean MACN

Department of Health

National Framework for Maternity Services Consultation

Philip Peter MACN

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

Australasian Clinical Indicator Report 18th Edition 2009-2016

Virginia Plummer FACN

Charles Sturt University

Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) launch and summit

Leigh Spokes FACN

Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)

Launch of joint Nursing Informatics Position Paper

Christopher O'Donnell MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Consultation: Safety and pain points at transitions of care

Jenny Newton FACN, Wendy Marshall MACN

Department of Health

National Palliative Care Strategy workshops

Melissa Bloomer FACN, Laurie Grealish FACN, Antonija Monckton MACN, Fiona Onslow MACN, Lara McInytre FACN

Department of Health

Medicinal cannabis clinical update and development of clinical guidance for use of Medicinal cannabis products in pain treatment

Robyn Quinn MACN

Australian Labour Party

Roundtable discussion on women's health

Susan Watt MACN


2016 Once-off Representation

Body/Organisation requesting ACN representation

Title of request to ACN

Member representative in attendance

The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery

Anaesthetic and sedation in private health facilities in NSW, Roundtable discussion

Suzie Hoitink MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC)

Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign - Launch

Anne Samuelson FACN, Patricia Lowe MACN

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)

Hospital-Wide Data Set Clinical Indicator Report 2008-2015 17th Edition

Virginia Plummer FACN, Mary Fletcher MACN

Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR)

Infant Feeding Guidelines Summit

Liz Palk MACN

Australian War Memorial

Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony

Kylie Ward FACN

Nurses Memorial Centre

Annual ANZAC Commemorative Service for Nurses

Jennifer Newton FACN

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Updating Medicine Ingredients Names - Feedback Teleconference

Carolyn Stapleton FACN

The Australian Human Rights Commission

Close the Gap - Campaign Steering Committee Meeting

Trish Lowe MACN, Sue Mapletoft MACN

Primary Health Care Advisory Group

Health Care Homes Initiative Briefing  - Primary Health Care Reform

Kylie Ward FACN, Carolyn Stapleton FACN

Department of Health

Department of Health 2016-2017 Federal Budget Briefing

Kylie Ward FACN, Carolyn Stapleton FACN

Princess Alexandra Hospital( PAH)

Nurses BBQ for International Nurses Day ACN Stall

Belynda Abbott FACN

HESTA

Hesta Australian Nursing Awards

Kylie Ward FACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)

Clinical Care Standards Advisory Committee Meeting

Edel Murray MACN (Proxy) 

QLD Health

Regulatory Controls in Residential Care Stakeholder Meeting

Tracey Duke MACN

Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)

CAHA 's strategic planning meeting

Liz Hanna FACN

Flinders University

Nursing and Midwifery Expo 2016

Moira Noonan MACN

Monash University

Expert Panel Review Meeting on Reducing Preventable Deaths Among Residential Respite Residents

Angela Casey MACN

Drug and Alcohol Nurses Association (DANA)

DANA NSW Nurses Forum 2016

Emma Woodhouse MACN, Leone Pike MACN

Urbis (Contracted by Department of Health)

National Palliative Care Strategy 2010 Evaluation Workshops

Julianne Brisbane MACN

Akolade

Dementia Strategy Summit

Nicole Brooke MACN

Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research

Seminar - Regulation of Cannabis Based Products

Yvonne Chard MACN, Robyn Quinn MACN,Susan Colman MACN

Capital Bluestone

Woolooware Bay Career and Education Expo

Renee Pinkey MACN

5th National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing Meeting

Families Australia

Sue Mapletoft MACN

AuSAE

AuSAE Networking Lunch

Kate Lehmensich MACN, Sophia Hartl

Curtin University

Curtin University Students presentation

Serena Ricciardone MACN

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health

Wearable Health Technologies and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

Elise Sullivan FACN

Queensland Government

Developing a health workforce strategy for Queensland stakeholder Forum

Cath Frame MACN

Department of Health and Human Services (VIC)

Consultation on surgery and emergency care service plans

Michelle Gunn MACN

National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA)

Abstract Review Committee Invitation

Deb Carnes MACN

National Aged Care Alliance (NACA)

My Aged Care co-design workshop

Marianne Cummins MACN

Australian Catholic University-The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (QLD)

24th Fabiola Oration and Convocation

Michelle Gunn MACN

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC)

Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard Launch

Robyn Manning

Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)

Health leaders meeting with parliamentarians and roundtable discussion

Kylie Ward FACN, Liz Hanna FACN

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

Booth at Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) National Congress

Trish Lowe MACN