The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the announcement from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) that Professor Steve Robson has been elected as the Association’s new President. CHF CEO Leanne Wells said that Professor Robson, a senior specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Canberra, has...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the Albanese Government’s commitment to strengthening Medicare and the establishment of a Taskforce to listen to voices across the health sector and in the community to improve primary health services. The Taskforce meets for the first time in...
The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) welcomes the reinstatement of the COVID-19 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, expedited by the decision of National Cabinet at an emergency meeting on Saturday. The wave of COVID-19 cases is reaching worrying numbers and medical experts are estimating a new peak in...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is urging all political leaders and the Federal Government to respond to calls for COVID emergency measures to be continued over winter. The CHF CEO, Leanne Wells said that while these supports were temporary, the surge in COVID cases is cause for extending...
Consumers Health Forum supports the call from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and others to expand access to anti-virals beyond the current restrictions and restore funding for home delivery of medicines. CHF CEO, Leanne Wells welcomed Minister Butler’s comments this week that he...
Patient navigation is pivotal to helping patients connect with services they need in Australia’s complex and fragmented health care system, the Consumers Health Forum says. The latest edition of the Health Voices ejournal (published last week) covers the topic of patient navigation with 12 leading...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the call from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) for the discussion on private health in Australia. The Consumer’s Health Forum CEO, Leanne Wells, says that CHF agrees that the private health system needs reform and the AMA’s discussion paper is a useful...
Loneliness and social disconnection are hidden health risk factors, and as more Australians than ever before report experiencing loneliness, as a symptom of a more disconnected society and compounded by pandemic restrictions, health advocacy groups and clinicians are calling for initiatives to...
Consumers Health Forum (CHF), the national peak body for the consumer voice in health policy and care, welcomes the Hon Mark Butler MP to his position as Minister for Health and Aged Care in the new Cabinet. The CHF CEO, Ms Leanne Wells said that the organisation and members are looking forward to...
The Consumers Health Forum is again calling for an independent review of private health insurance as the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) report for March released yesterday , reveals record profits for insurers. Premiums rates, which many consumers increasingly struggle to meet,...

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