Health Voices, Issue 11, November 2012
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.
Health Voices, Issue 10, May 2012
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
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.
Health Voices, Issue 9, October 2011
Health Voices, Issue 8, June 2011
Health Voices, Issue 7, November 2010
Moving forward in the critical area of eHealth.
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.
Consumer Representative Guideline Inserts
This resource helps Consumer Reps think through some of the issues they're likely to face, and makes suggestions about how to solve them.