CHF identified eight key policy areas in its 2019 Election Priorities. Across these, we called for 37 key commitments from Australia’s political parties which would lay the groundwork for a sustainable health system that ensures people get the right care, at the right time and at the right cost. We...
It is time for the health and social care system to innovate and improve at pace and do so with consumer and community insights deep at the heart of driving change. In our Election Priorities, CHF focuses on critical areas for action that will move Australia towards a modern and sustainable health...
Read the full position here . We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ right to be listened to in the Australian Parliament and acknowledged in the Australian Constitution The Consumers Health Forum believes all Australians deserve to have a say in the issues affecting them and...
This position statement has been developed by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and the Centre for Health Policy, the University of Melbourne. It has been informed by the discussions at a Specialist Fee and Performance Transparency Roundtable held at the University of Melbourne on the...
Since 2010, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has supported the development of statements articulating ethical principles for business and the healthcare sector in order to maximise the interests of patients and consumers, enhance access to safe and effective healthcare, and build public...
We join with painAustralia and the Australian Pain Management Association in supporting the full implementation of the National Pain Strategy. We do not support the proposal from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to allow pharmacists to dispense codeine products without a prescription for people with one-off acute pain under certain conditions.
The National Health and Medical Research Council and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released a revised joint statement reflecting the growing recognition of the place of consumers and community in health research. The Statement on Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and...
Letter to Senators and MPs asking them to be aware of the impact of additional co-payments on consumers.
The Consumers Health Forum says it is unacceptable that a new review into medicines and medical devices has failed to reflect the vital interest consumers have in this matter.
This is an initial analysis of the Federal Health Budget from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). There is further detail in the Budget papers that require further appraisal before CHF takes a view on these aspects. We are preparing a more detailed analysis based on further briefings and...

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