nps_chf.png Australians want ownership and control of their own health data and want to be asked for consent when their data is used by either government, private companies or researchers. This stand-out finding was revealed today in the Engaging Consumers in their Health Data Journey Report...
pcc.png Palliative Care Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia and Carers Australia released the Consensus Statement: Carer and Consumer Engagement in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care today at the National Palliative Care Week Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra. Palliative Care...
The Consumers Health Forum will urge the government to ensure the next negotiations for the Community Pharmacy Agreement include consumer representatives. The Government has left open the prospect of the Consumers Health Forum being part of the next pharmacy agreement as recommended by the...
Much of modern health care can be delivered more effectively when it is provided and coordinated in the community, at or near the patient’s home. This is what true patient-centred care is about. We are in an age where consumers demand a responsive healthcare system, are vocal about the...
One of Australia’s top medical researchers, Professor Ian Frazer AC, has called on Australians to consider what they want of health care in the future given the rapid development of ever more powerful and expensive treatments. The “quiet revolution” in health care is making optimal health care for...
Australian consumers now know the dates of when they will be able to opt-out of having a My Health Record created for them. The first date that consumers can opt out is 16 July and ends on 15 October 2018. A month after that, every Australian who has not opted out will have a record created for...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes Labor’s pledge to increase spending on public hospitals and to boost funding for stretched elective surgery in public hospitals. “We support the moves this week by both side of politics to boost health spending,” the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne...
Record funding for hospitals from 2020 and a $5 billion rise for aged care are contained in a Federal Budget which also provides for more consumer-focused approaches to care and research. Hospital funding will include $100 million for innovation in providing hospital services aimed at bringing down...
The scope and complexity of the latest proposed changes to treatments which Medicare covers highlight the importance of continuing review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule, the Consumers Health Forum says. The 38 major recommendations of the MBS Review Taskforce that have been accepted by the...
This article was first published in Croakey , a social journalism project that enables debate and investigations of health issues and policy. Has patient-focused care kept pace with the profound advances we see in medical treatment? Medical science now knows more about our bodies than ever – from...

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