19 November 2012 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 11, November 2012

Consumers Health Forum
Complementary Medicines: How well do consumers know their products?
4 June 2012 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

Committee secretariats can the contribution of a consumer representative on a by supporting his or her involvement. This checklist, developed by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) provides some useful tips. Although the checklist is not exhaustive, it provides some useful pointers.

4 May 2012 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 10, May 2012

Consumers Health Forum
Putting money where the mouth is: solutions for Australia's dental crisis
8 April 2012 Submission

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into the role of the Government and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regarding medical devices, particularly Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) breast implants

Consumers Health Forum

CHF considers that the current Inquiry provides a valuable opportunity to review the Government’s response to the numerous recent regulatory reviews outlined in TGA Reforms: A blueprint for the TGA’s future, which was released in December 2011. However, we note that the TGA is still in the process of implementing the recommendations agreed to by Government, and that there are likely to be further reforms to TGA processes and policies.

10 January 2012 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
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 confidentiality agreement, they should be aware that confidentiality may apply to some areas of their committee’s work.
26 October 2011 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 9, October 2011

Consumers Health Forum
Medicines in Australia: Regulation, safety and access.
30 June 2011 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 8, June 2011

Consumers Health Forum
The role of consumers in healthcare planning and delivery, and the value consumers bring to the decision-making table.
1 November 2010 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 7, November 2010

Consumers Health Forum

Moving forward in the critical area of eHealth.

26 October 2010 Archived

The purpose of this paper is to inform the range of techniques to best engage with consumers on the development and implementation of the PCEHR system and other eHealth initiatives; and to identify possible consumer needs and issues in the implementation of the PCEHR system. This paper draws on current Australian and international literature and preliminary consultations with CHF members and stakeholders. CHF has also identified consumer groups likely to have a particular interest in, or concerns about, PCEHRs, and who could be included in future engagements.

18 October 2010 Fact Sheets

Consumer Representative Guideline Inserts

Consumers Health Forum

This resource helps Consumer Reps think through some of the issues they're likely to face, and makes suggestions about how to solve them.