Join our consumer network

Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Service is committed to creating an environment that actively encourages consumer participation and respects the diversity of people in our community. LMICS recognises that one of the best ways of enhancing patient care is to listen and value the voice of people who have experienced cancer and its treatments. Consumers can provide advice and make an active contribution to improving cancer services through partnering with LMICS and health services in the Loddon Mallee region.

Cancer consumers include cancer patients, cancer survivors, carers and friends and relatives of people affected by cancer

The consumer position is voluntary and individual consumer involvement may depend on several things:

  • Your knowledge skills and experience
  • Your interest and availability
  • The organisation’s current consumer involvement opportunities
  • Your preferred level of engagement

What can you expect as an involved consumer?

  • Considered as part of the team
  • Have your views listened to and considered.
  • Respected for skills and experience but not expected to be knowledgeable across all areas of discussion
  • Kept fully informed
  • Provided with a support person/mentor from the organisation.

Where would I be engaged as a consumer?

  • Membership of LMICS governance /advisory committees
  • Join the LMICS Consumer network and go on a list where you can be invited to relevant opportunities

These could range from reviewing and providing feedback on patient information, pamphlets and service improvement ideas, to providing patient experience of cancer through involvement on projects, committees, group discussions and workshops at LMICS and local health services.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the consumer network

To download the application form  click here  Please complete the form and return it to our LMICS office by: 

mail to:
Bendigo Health
LMICS
PO Box 126 Bendigo, 3552

or scan and email to:
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fax to: 03 5454 8381

A LMICS staff member will contact you on receipt of the application form

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Consumer participation in cancer control is supported at a national and state government level

Cancer Australia Consumer involvement toolkit: http://consumerinvolvement.canceraustralia.gov.au

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services: www.health.vic.gov.au/cancer/consumer.htm