The Rural, Regional and Remote Roundtable on Health Service Access was a virtual event held on 1 December 2021. The roundtable was hosted by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) in partnership with the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA).
The roundtable was instigated by CHF’s Rural and Remote Special Interest Group (SIG), a volunteer group of consumer health leaders. The SIG highlighted that access to specific services outside metro areas are problematic and a priority. They expressed a desire to be proactive in tackling these problems with consumer-led, consumer-driven and consumer-focused solutions.
The resulting roundtable report includes the solutions and ten recommendations that grassroots health consumers are seeking from government and other organisations to improve access to health services in rural, regional, and remote Australia.