Bupa Health Foundation (BHF) funded CHF to review current evidence about consumers’ knowledge of processes for informed consent and informed financial consent; consult with consumers across Australia about these issues, and identify areas for improvement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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