Closing Date: 21 July 2017
Consultation, Survey - Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce, Department of Health

The MBS Review Taskforce has today (7 June 2017) released six reports for public consultation.  These reports cover:

  • Renal medicine
  • Spinal surgery
  • Dermatology, allergy and immunology
  • Diagnostic imaging of the knee (third report)
  • Diagnostic imaging – Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (fourth report)
  • Urgent after-hours (preliminary report)

The consultation period closes on 21 July 2017 and there are online surveys for each report.

Closing Date: 26 May 2017
Survey - AHHA on behalf of Arthritis Australia

On behalf of Arthritis Australia, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is conducting a survey to identify the number, distribution and role of rheumatology nurses in Australia as part of a research project to examine the potential benefits of rheumatology nursing in terms of patient experience and outcomes as well as health system efficiencies and costs.

If you work with people who have inflammatory arthritis or have arthritis yourself, please take the survey and share it with your colleagues and patients.

Closing Date: 1 May 2017
Call for Submissions, Consultation - COAG

The Discussion Paper for the Accreditation Systems Review has been released. It identifies and considers a number of issues under three broad themes that impact upon the current accreditation systems for health professions.

A year-long review of the accreditation systems for health professional education is being undertaken by Professor Michael Woods, a health economist from the University of Technology Sydney, for the COAG Health Council.

Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Consultation - Department of Health
This targeted consultation is seeking feedback on the draft Implementation Plan, specifically relating to the direction of future work.
Closing Date: 30 March 2017
Call for Submissions, Consultation, Survey - Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) invites you to provide your comments on this consultation paper by 30 March 2017.
Closing Date: 28 March 2017
Call for Submissions - Therapeutic Goods Administration

CHF has participated in TGA consultations on the implementation of reforms on Medicines and Medical Device regulation. We co-convened a TGA consumer consultation forum on the reform agenda on 19 December.

The TGA is seeking comments from interested parties on a range of reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines to address the Government- agreed recommendations from the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices regulation. 

Closing Date: 28 February 2017
Survey - Safe Motherhood for All Inc.

Safe Motherhood for All are seeking to find out if Australian Women have the birth they want and to gain a fuller picture of Australian women’s experiences of dignity during her birth.

This survey is open to all women who have birthed in Australia in the past two years. You can access the survey at

Closing Date: 28 February 2017
Survey - RACGP, ANU Medical School
Dr Liz Sturgiss is a Canberra based GP who also works at the ANU Medical School. She is leading a team from the ANU Academic Unit of General Practice who are researching a new tool to measure the therapeutic relationship between a GP and a patient. This survey helps improve the questions that will be asked as part of this study.
Closing Date: 26 February 2017
Consultation - CHF & COAG

CHF and the COAG Health Council are partnering to investigate consumer's views on how health professionals in Australia are accredited. We are seeking expressions of interest from consumers to attend either a forum in Sydney or in Melbourne.

Sydney Forum

Friday 10 March
9.30am to 12.30pm

Melbourne Forum

Friday 17 March
9.30am to 12.30pm