14 February 2017 Submission

Private Health Insurance and the unaffordability of premiums is one of the most frequently raised issues with CHF by consumers. We welcomed the announcement in October 2016 of reductions of the price of some items on the prostheses list. If these cuts lead to a lower level of premium increase in...

31 January 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

This is a brief initial submission in response to the discussion paper released by the Agency in November 2016. We look forward to working with the Agency to involve consumers more and to progress and resolve the issues raised in this submission and by other consumers through the consultation...

20 December 2016 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

2016 draws to a close after a productive year for CHF and the wider healthcare consumer sector.

20 December 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Consumer focused commitments for a 21st century consumer centred healthcare system

Adequate and equitable resourcing of our health system is essential to allow access to healthcare when and where consumers need it. Evidence-based and well-resourced health systems...

15 December 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF believes that consumers and leaders of health service organisations should work together to create a health system that is responsive to patient, consumer and carer preferences and needs. Equally, consumers and clinicians should work together to plan, develop and evaluate services. Evidence...

12 December 2016 Submission
CHF supports the development of patient centred, holistic care. An element of this is the dismantling of the silos that currently exist between mental and physical health. These silos are evident at the point of care delivery but also at the system and policy setting level. We are strong...
2 December 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

We welcome the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the redesign of the Practice Incentives Program. CHF supports the promotion of positive health behaviours and commends attempts to increase the rates of this occurring. Consequently, we support the proposed re-design of the PIP as we...

30 November 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF strongly supports in-principle the need for the introduction of revalidation of medical practitioners, and its fundamental purpose of ensuring public safety in healthcare. Australian consumers must be able to have complete faith in the safety and quality of healthcare services. This is a...

30 November 2016 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum

The Board of CHF is pleased to present the Annual Report for 2015–2016 which outlines our key achievements and areas of focus over the past year.

28 November 2016 Position Statements

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...

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