The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the appointment of Katherine Burchfield as CEO of NPS MedicineWise. The significant role NPS-MedicineWise plays in the promotion of Quality Use of Medicines, with the support of CHF, makes Katherine’s appointment of vital interest to CHF. “Katherine’s wide...
Now is the time for Federal and States governments to develop effective plans for the administration of booster vaccinations to ensure continuing protection against COVID-19, the Consumers Health Forum says. The recent Government announcements of a boost to the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and the...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the National COVID Vaccine Campaign Plan in providing stronger and more detailed directions for Australia to counter the pandemic. “We still face uncertainty about the future impact of the COVID virus and how best to thwart it, but the public release of the Plan...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the stepped-up campaign promoting COVID-19 vaccinations and says it should be just the start of a broader community-based campaign. “While Australia still needs more supplies of preferred vaccines, it is important that promotion of vaccination and preparation for...
The doubling in Australia’s per person health spending over the next 40 years projected in the Intergenerational Report reinforces the need to act now to counter big drivers in health costs like chronic disease and avoidable hospital admissions, the Consumers Health Forum says. The huge health...
A first of its kind national survey has been launched to Australian consumers this week, garnering insights on consumer perception, uptake and barriers to using virtual health technologies, helping inform future policy and service development.
New survey findings show a significant number of consumers need to be supported to feel more in control of their health care. The report , commissioned from the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) by NPS MedicineWise, defines and measures health literacy in Australia. It also identifies gaps which are...
The Consumers Health Forum has urged the Federal Government to consider a short pause on the introduction of proposed changes to Medicare benefits in to allow time for a communication and implementation strategy to help consumers and doctors prepare for the changes. Changes to around 900 Medicare...
The Consumers Health Forum urges the Federal Government to produce a preventive health strategy that reflects the wishes of most Australians for more action on population-wide pro-health measures, including curbs on the promotion and sale of junk food and sugary drinks. The results of a new survey...
The $2.3 billion investment in mental health and suicide prevention is a welcome first step on the road to much needed mental health system reform, the Youth Health Forum says. “It is promising to see a number of the Productivity Commission’s priority recommendations addressed in this budget,” the...

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