5 November 2015 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 17, November 2015

Consumers Health Forum

Preventive health... a cure for the future

5 October 2015 Consumers Shaping Health

Consumers Shaping Health, vol 9, issue 5, October 2015

Consumers Health Forum

This edition contains a report of the highlights from our Members and Stakeholders Forum held in August 2015, as well as links to the presentations.

28 August 2015 Position Statements

Position Statement on Biosimilar Medicines

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CHF supports the effective, safe and successful entry of biosimilars into the Australian market. This is in the interest of consumers as they will have access to a wider group of therapeutic options. In line with the National Medicines Policy safe and effective medicines should be available to consumers at the lowest possible cost. Patients should not have to pay more for a biosimilar than a reference brand.
17 August 2015 Presentations and Speeches

Health literacy and consumer-centred care: at the brink of change?

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Leanne Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum of Australia, gave the Ian Webster Health for All Oration to the annual forum of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity on 13 August 2015.
30 June 2015 Presentations and Speeches

Towards a stronger medicare

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On 30 June 2015 CHF CEO Leanne Wells spoke to the Melbourne Institute Public Economic 'Towards a Stronger Medicare' Forum at the National Press Club.
19 June 2015 Presentations and Speeches

Membership report card June 2015

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So far in 2015, on behalf of members, CHF has...
17 June 2015 Report

Pharmacists and Primary Health Care Consumer Survey Report

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The major implication of these results for health policymakers is that defenders of traditional “silos” of medicine need to rethink what ought to be considered traditional roles for GPs and pharmacists. Moreover, if pharmacists are going to assume a greater role in the provision of primary care services, then the industry is going to have to think through what training and accommodation will be necessary to give consumers the confidence that these services do not compromise the quality they have come to expect from GPs.

15 June 2015 Submission

Submission to RACGP Paper: Vision for a Sustainable Health System

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Abstract: CHF's submission to the RACGP's Vision for a Sustainable Health System Discussion Paper.

1 June 2015 Report

“Unique and essential”: a review of the role of consumer representatives in health decision-making

Jennifer Doggett for the Consumers Health Forum of Australia
The aim of this project was to review and assess the evidence that demonstrates the contributions and outcomes of consumer representation on health and medical Boards/Committees, in particular to document the impact of consumer representatives’ contribution to health policies, programs and services.
18 May 2015 Submission

Submission on the Issues Paper for the Post-market Review of the Life Saving Drugs Programme

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The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is pleased to provide a submission to the Issues Paper for the Post-Market Review of the Life-Saving Drugs Programme (the Issues Paper). Before going into the content of our views, we want to express our deep concerns with the limitations the Review has given to stakeholders to comment on the Issues Paper.