CEO Leanne Wells talks about the health Budget to ABC Radio News interviewer Glen Bartholomew. (Edited) Overall reaction “We are pretty happy. The budget has promised record spending in areas of greatest concern to health care consumers. Aged care and mental health are big winners. But it has only...
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...
The Budget has offered a modest but welcome response to the compelling recommendations for, transformational reform and substantial funding urged by two national inquiries into the unacceptable state of aged care and mental health in Australia, the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells,...
Text  on image: Croakey News Service #Shifting Gears Summit
After the scores of speakers and hundreds of conversations at CHF’s Shifting Gears Summit, reporting on the proceedings presents numerous opportunities. CHF’s ejournal Health Voices provided articles from 15 of the contributors to the Summit. Yet a comprehensive conference report by Croakey News...
The Consumers Health Forum acknowledges and congratulates Adjunct Associate Professor Steve Morris for his role as CEO of NPS MedicineWise during a period of significant developments for consumers. “We are sorry to hear Steve will be leaving NPS in July. His leadership has been invaluable in...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the extension of Medicare coverage for telehealth consultations for GPs, allied health and specialists to the end of 2021. To be able to consult with your health care provider by phone or video was an important step in making ongoing healthcare safer for patients...
A new Consumer Report Card on Australia’s Health System finds that significant areas including mental health and cost barriers to care present issues of concern. The Consumers Health Forum has studied 12 indicators against historical and international measures to report on health system performance...
The health system in Australia would benefit significantly by paying more attention to the lessons learned from patient experience, the Consumers Health Forum says. This is a key message from the latest edition of the Health Voices ejournal published this month which covers the recent Shifting...
The challenges facing young people in the health system and potential remedies are aired by Youth Health Forum leaders in a new video released today. The video features two young health leaders, Jasmine Elliott and Roxxanne MacDonald, explaining the challenges for young people in transitioning from...
Jennifer Doggett in @CroakeyNews writes that the recent Shifting Gears Summit hosted by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia highlighted the changing role of consumers in health care, moving from a tokenistic “charity and volunteer” model to one of co-design and co-creation. The Trans-Tasman...

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