The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap , a significant step forward that has been determined by and for Australia’s First Nations Peoples. “It differs from the previous agreement because it was developed in close consultation and negotiation with the...
The untimely passing of Dr Harry Nespolon is a great loss to his medical colleagues but also to all Australians seeking to make Australia’s health system even better, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia said today. “As President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr...
The latest report on Australia’s health shows the nation is performing generally well apart from a notably poor score on overweight and obesity. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report today reveals that by virtually any significant health measure, Australia does better than most...
The level of the Jobseeker payment is good for the physical and economic health of the nation which is why we must retain an adequate unemployment payment beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consumers Health Forum says. “We strongly support the National Day of Action today to demonstrate why we...
The continuing outbreaks of coronavirus in Australia have reinforced the need for Medicare support of telehealth and we need a Government’s decision informed by clinician and patient experience to maintain it, the Consumers Health Forum says. “Telehealth has provided a vital primary health support...
The Consumers Health Forum is establishing a Consumer Commission to take forward the lessons the COVID-19 experience offers for a better and more consumer-focused health system. The demands COVID-19 imposed on health care have triggered fresh impetus for system reforms. CHF’s mission is to draw on...
Australian patients and taxpayers will contribute more than $25 billion over five years under the new Community Pharmacy Agreement yet consumers have little effective say in this central part of the health system. The Consumers Health Forum is disappointed that the new Seventh Community Pharmacy...
The Continuity of Care Collaboration survey has shown the range of influences affecting patient access to health care during the pandemic that should guide future improvements to health services, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “The impact of COVID-19 revealed not only just how much patient...
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...

Pages