Leanne Wells, CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, discusses how Primary Health Networks might measure "success" in consumer engagement.
Leanne Wells, CEO, discusses how the views of consumers can and ought to be reflected in the work of Primary Health Networks.
In this blog for the Canberra Times CHF CEO Leanne Wells urges the Federal Government to act quickly to move towards community and coordinated care in the early days of the new Primary Health Networks.
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Above all else patients want professionals who see them as more than just a problem to be solved. CHF CEO Leanne Wells on being treated as an individual.
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"The latest Commonwealth plan to reboot Australia’s primary care system offers the potential for consumers to have a greater say over how their local health services should work. We hope." CHF CEO Leanne Wells on the potential of the PHNs
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The auditor’s exhaustive scrutiny of the administration of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement (5CPA) shows the Health Department and the Pharmacy Guild failed to deliver on key government goals like giving more focus to patient services and maximising value to taxpayers. CHF's Adam Stankevicius on the 5CPA.
CHF CEO Adam Stankevicius on the revised GP co-payment proposal and why the 'price signal' could be bad for your health.
CHF CEO Adam Stankevicius asks what is the point of a health system unless the impact on patient care is not the first point to be considered?
CHF CEO Adam Stankevicius recently provided an article for the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) on "Consumer participation: we’re doing it to improve the way we deliver services".
"For all its strength, absurdities do haunt Australia’s health “system”. It was this subject which made for a cracking start to CHF’s national workshop this week. The two-day meeting in Melbourne heard a flood of ideas to boost the consumers’ role and improve health care." A blog by CHF Communications Director Mark Metherell.

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