On Monday 29 August 2011, prior to the Joint Medicines Policy Conference, Medicines Australia and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) co-hosted a pre-conference consumer workshop, Medicines, Health Technologies and Reform.
In October 2011, CHF received funding from the Department of Health and Ageing to deliver a consumer forum on the exposure draft legislation for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) system.
During the 2010 election campaign, the Minister for Health and Ageing announced funding over three years for CHF to train and support a network of 120 consumer representatives to contribute to the governance structures of the National Health and Hospitals Network.
This project aimed to facilitate ongoing consumer input to the development and implementation of private health insurance government policy and to develop and disseminate improved consumer information in relation to private health insurance and the Prostheses List.
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has been asked by the Department of Health and Ageing to engage, inform and consult with CHF members to ensure consumer perspectives are adequately and effectively represented for consideration in the development and implementation of a new MBS Quality Framework.
CHF has been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) with guidance from the Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging (QUDI) Program to undertake consumer consultation on diagnostic imaging. CHF has been asked to provide consumer views on their experiences with diagnostic imaging in order to develop and improve current diagnostic imaging practice and ensure consumer-focused, accessible and coordinated services that promote informed choice and meet consumer needs, and which are affordable for all Australians.
The objective of this Project is to facilitate consumer consultation about the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement and provide input to inform the negotiations between the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild) and the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). The project also aims to provide consumer input to strategies for implementation following the finalisation of the Fifth CPA.
Subscribe to our newsletter 'Consumers Shaping Health' to keep up to date with what we're doing and how you can best make your voice heard. You can also elect to hear from us on upcoming opportunities and events.