The Consumers Health Forum congratulates Ainslie Cahill on being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her great work in promoting the interests of health consumers. “Ainslie has been a tremendous advocate in many spheres of consumer health and the AM is the latest recognition of her...
NPS Medicinewise and CHF Working Together Logo A new Working Together agreement between the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and NPS MedicineWise has been launched setting out how they will partner and build on their collaboration over the past 20 years to ensure consumers are at the...
“I was more relaxed in my consultation. I was in my familiar environment and the specialist and I were both at ease. I didn’t have the stress of getting the two people I care for sorted before the 90-minute drive to the city hospital for this appointment. I saved money on fuel and parking fees. I...
The impact of COVID-19 provides powerful evidence for the Government to boost Australia’s health prevention measures, the Consumers Health Forum says. Articles in the latest edition of CHF’s ejournal Health Voices underscore how avoidable chronic health conditions have made many patients more...
Telehealth has proved to be of great benefit for consumers with chronic conditions at a time of strain on health services caused by COVID-19, the Consumers Health Forum says. Many patients may be reluctant to see their doctor because of COVID-19 fears, just when it is more important than ever for...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the COVIDSafe tracing app as an additional key public health tool to reverse the spread of the virus in Australia. “Provided many people install COVIDSafe on their phones, the app will accelerate what is currently a manual tracing process, helping state and...
The staged return of some elective surgery next week announced today by the Prime Minister is not only great news for many patients on waiting lists but also a vindication of the cautious measures that have kept COVID-19 at bay, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “Now that the COVID surge...
Patients in need of routine care for chronic and other conditions should feel they can see the doctor and not be dissuaded by fear of COVID-19, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “We are concerned at reports by professional bodies and health services that patients are putting off seeing the...
Health funds must level with their members and give specific undertakings now to return the funds they save as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of elective surgery, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “We welcome the commitment by health funds to reimburse windfall gains to members. Independent...
The Consumers Health Forum has joined a national COVID-19 taskforce aimed at ensuring Australians receive trusted and best possible care during the outbreak. “At a time when the public are exposed to often erroneous claims of cures, it is a great step forward that Australia has established this...

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