18 May 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is pleased to provide the following comments on the four initial resources released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) to support the National Safety and Quality in Health Service Standards (second edition). We have focused on whether the resources...

11 May 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

Budget 2017 is one of restoration rather than reform, however overall we view the 2017 Budget as good news for the Australian health system.

29 April 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, presented by Leanne Wells

This presentation was delivered to the SE NSW Patient Centred Medical Home Symposium to give attendees insight into the overall structure of the proposed Health Care Homes model in Australia, and highlight where consumers fit.

20 April 2017 Health Voices Issue
Consumers Health Forum

Many consumers are struggling to afford health insurance while confusion and uncertainty about its value to Australia continue to grow. This raises the question: Is health insurance worth it?

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30 March 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF has consistently called for improved information provision to consumers as way of ensuring they understand their private health insurance policies and can make informed decisions. We regard the ACCC’s continued interest in this issue and the fact that the last two reports have been focused...

16 March 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, presented by Leanne Wells

As a foundation partner and system lead investigator for the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, CEO Leanne Wells presented at the inaugural symposium. Involving consumers in research has a number of important issues to consider.

15 March 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, Mental Health Australia and the National Rural Health Alliance

Slides from our second Policy Webinar for 2017. This webinar was presented with Frank Quinlan from Mental Health Australia and Alexis Mohay from the National Rural Health Alliance. The full webinar can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/T5DO5ufXPhA

8 March 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, presented by Leanne Wells and Jo Root

Slides from a one hour webinar that gave a system level overview of the Australian health system. The webinar can be watched in full here: https://youtu.be/T5DO5ufXPhA

2 March 2017 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum
Welcome back to another year. Already much has been happening, with much more on the agenda for the year. We have a new Health Minister in Greg Hunt. In a welcome move, he reached out to CHF very early in his tenure to touch base. Tony Lawson and I had a lengthy face-to-face meeting with Minister Hunt about his vision for a national health plan and preventative health. We advocated that these undertakings need to be informed by consumer and community aspirations and expectations of our health system. The Minister agreed to work with us on a Consumer Roundtable to provide the opportunity to bring together key consumer groups and advocates to ensure that the national health plan is shaped from a consumer and community perspective.
24 February 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
We welcome the opportunity to provide feedback on the revised draft of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research as part of our ongoing relationship with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). CHF is concerned about the lack of direct reference to consumers being involved in research.

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