Australia’s national peak body for health consumers has today launched a new website and set of fact sheets to provide information about the government’s proposed change to allow consumers to get a 60-day supply of many medicines. “There’s been a lot of misinformation circulating that is concerning...
The health reforms announced in tonight’s Federal Budget will go a long way towards giving consumers greater access to affordable primary care, according to CHF, the national peak body for health consumers. CHF, which represented consumers on the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce, welcomed key...
CHF strongly supports the Australian Government’s decision to allow consumers to buy two months’ worth of medicine for the price of a single prescription. “This is a really good move which shows the government is listening to the voices of consumers,” CHF CEO Dr Elizabeth Deveny said. As the...
The nation’s leading health consumer peak body, Consumers Health Forum (CHF), believes Australia’s primary health system is in danger of becoming privatised ‘by stealth’. “It’s becoming a situation of ‘cash for care’ where only people who can afford out-of-pocket costs can access timely services...
Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the commitment of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce to put consumers and communities at the centre of primary care policy design and delivery. CHF CEO Dr Elizabeth Deveny was the only independent member of the Taskforce representing consumers and advocated...
More than anything else, health consumers want access to more bulk-billing GPs, according to a new survey by Australia’s peak health consumer body, Consumers Health Forum (CHF). The survey asked CHF members, who include the nation’s leading health advocacy groups, what were the five top changes...
Consumers Health Forum, the peak body representing Australian health consumers, acknowledges the government’s efforts to strengthen Medicare and primary care but says there is a long way to go before true health system transformation. “This is the budget we were expecting but perhaps not the one we...
CHF’s Youth Health Forum (YHF) has applauded a range of Budget initiatives that address many of the concerns of young health consumers. The YHF particularly welcomed the recognition of climate change as a health issue, adding that it was important that young voices were heard when establishing and...
Consumers Health Forum congratulates Adjunct Professor Debora Picone AO on her retirement as CEO of the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). CHF CEO, Elizabeth Deveny said that CHF was in gratitude to Professor Picone for her long-standing contribution to safety and...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Elizabeth Deveny has been appointed to the role of interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr Deveny will lead CHF during the next few months while an executive search for a new ongoing CEO is undertaken. Dr Deveny is a highly experienced...

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