3 March 2022 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
3 March 2022 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
3 March 2022 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
3 March 2022 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
3 March 2022 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
3 March 2022 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
28 February 2022 Report
Dr Penelope Bergen

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.

18 February 2022 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Department of Health undertook a two-stage consultation process to inform thinking around primary health care data and the use of electronic clinical decision support systems in primary health care. The two topics have been combined into a single Issues Paper given the overlap in stakeholders and links between primary health care data and eCDS in the broader health care ecosystem. 

This is the CHF submission in response to the Health Issues Paper. Responses were sought in relation to current complex issues around GP data sharing and use of Electronic Decision Support Systems in the context of progress towards a nationally interoperable health system. 

18 February 2022 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

The Federal Election will be held on 21 May 2022. CHF has worked with our members and stakeholders to develop an election platform that sets out the commitments sought from the major political parties.

The focus of our election platform is:

“What can be changed so that each patient, carer and community has the health services and care that they need to live the best and longest life that they can?”

The context for this election is like none previously experienced by most living Australians. It comes at a time when an already straining health system, in need of fundamental reform and restructure, is grappling with a deadly pandemic that disproportionately affects the community’s most vulnerable people.

We encourage you to read election platform - the policies that health consumers think matter most, and download the information pack and kit to help you make this election matter in the future of health.

The 2022 - 23 Election Platform is accompanied by a detailed document outlining the case for an Australian Health Consumer Leadership Academy

The consultations with health consumers were guided by a Steering Group of volunteers whose focus was to prioritise and document four or five national policies. These are being advocated to government, opposition, minor parties and independents during the election campaign.

18 February 2022 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

The Federal Election will be held on 21 May 2022. CHF has worked with our members and stakeholders to develop an election platform that sets out the commitments sought from the major political parties.

The focus of our election platform is:

“What can be changed so that each patient, carer and community has the health services and care that they need to live the best and longest life that they can?”

The context for this election is like none previously experienced by most living Australians. It comes at a time when an already straining health system, in need of fundamental reform and restructure, is grappling with a deadly pandemic that disproportionately affects the community’s most vulnerable people.

We encourage you to read election platform - the policies that health consumers think matter most, and download the information pack and kit to help you make this election matter in the future of health.

The 2022 - 23 Election Platform is accompanied by a detailed document outlining the case for an Australian Health Consumer Leadership Academy

The consultations with health consumers were guided by a Steering Group of volunteers whose focus was to prioritise and document four or five national policies. These are being advocated to government, opposition, minor parties and independents during the election campaign.

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