The Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) has thrown its support behind the Consumer Health Forum of Australia’s (CHF) calls for the Australian Government to fund public education that fully explains the Medicare system to the public.  The Understanding Medicare – Understanding your health ...
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CHF has continued to advocate strongly for health consumers as Medicare celebrated its 40 th anniversary on 1 February 2024. In the media and directly to Health Minister Mark Butler, CHF CEO Elizabeth Deveny has called on the Australian government to fund CHF to deliver public education on how best...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has called on the Australian Government to fund a public education campaign that fully explains the Medicare system to the general public. CHF, Australia’s peak body for health consumers, said many people only think of Medicare as helping to fund their GP...
Millions of Australian consumers with chronic health conditions will be able to access cheaper medicines from today, under the first stage of the Australian Government’s new 60-day dispensing policy. CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, welcomes the new policy as a small but...
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Vale Kate Moore, 20 July 1944 - 9 August 2023 This month, we learned that former CHF CEO, Kate Moore, had passed away after a short illness. Kate was CEO of Consumers Health Forum from 1992 to 1999. Kate left a profound legacy on the status of health consumer influence, as a driving force,...
CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, has described the ‘green light’ given to 60-day prescriptions in the Senate today as ‘a victory for common sense’. “With the current cost of living pressures, this is an important win for consumers with chronic health conditions as it will...
Three CHF Rural and Remote Special Interest Group (CHF R&R SIG) Queensland members attended in-person the Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network (QRRCN) annual forum in Cairns on 7 June 2023. Another Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) member, Maureen Woodward, came from Far Western...
The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has been continually developing My Health Record to meet the needs of Australians, and these improvements wouldn’t have been possible without consumers like yourselves testing, providing feedback, and advocating for what consumers need. Now, My Health...
A paper prepared by the Chair of the CHF Board, Tony Lawson (Input also provided by Ms Jo Watson, Deputy Chair, CHF Board and Chair, Governance Committee) Most contemporary Boards irrespective of them being for profit or not for profit, ensure they have a sound succession plan. Those that do not...
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...

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