On 1 April 2019, private health insurance begins the most extensive changes in recent years. The aim of this Healthy Cover guide is to provide an easy-to-understand overview of the changes and point consumers to more detailed information that will help them work through the changes to assess what...
Committee secretariats can often enhance the contribution of a consumer representative on a particular committee by thinking through ways to support their involvement.
Consumer representatives are often concerned about how they can consult with other consumers – and be accountable to them – without infringing the confidentiality requirements of their committee. This fact sheet helps consumer representatives decide what is confidential. It is a guide only,...
In October 2017, TGA announced the implementation of patient information leaflets and patient implant cards for all implantable medical devices. This was in response to consumer concerns about the limited or absence of information provided about the medical device during surgery. From 1 December...
This information is for people who want to find out more about why they have been asked to have a diagnostic test and what it could involve – so that they can make an informed choice about it.
This resource helps Consumer Reps think through some of the issues they're likely to face, and makes suggestions about how to solve them.
In September 2015, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) was engaged by Primary Health Tasmania to undertake foundational work to scope the need for, and to support the potential establishment of, a healthcare consumer organisation (HCO) in Tasmania. Currently Tasmania is the only...
Find out what a clinical trial is, the types of trials, the benefits, how to get involved in one and important questions to ask before you do.
This fact sheet helps consumer representatives decide what is confidential. It is a guide only, different committees may have different requirements and consumer representatives should clarify these with their committee’s secretariat. Even where a committee member is not required to sign a...

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