27 June 2016 Position Statements

Australian Labor Party Response to CHF Election Platform

Australian Labor Party
The Australian Labor Party's response to CHF's 2016 Federal election platform.
22 June 2016 Presentations and Speeches

7 Principles of Consumer-Centred Care

Consumers Health Forum
4 June 2016 Position Statements

CHF Appraisal of the Pharmacy Reforms and 6CPA

Consumers Health Forum
This document outlines CHF's initial appraisal of the recently announced pharmacy reforms and 6CPA. While there are some positive points of difference between last agreement (5CPA) and 6CPA, the current Agreement does not go far enough to drive improvements in terms of greater competition and innovation in this sector, resulting in greater accessibility and affordability for consumers. The Package was billed by the Government as being a big win for consumers however, as the following top-line analysis shows, the bigger winners were pharmacy and the Government.
2 June 2016 Consumers Shaping Health

Consumers Shaping Health, vol 9, issue 3, June 2015

Consumers Health Forum
Budget 2015: CHF's initial response; Pharmacy agreement offers pills with a sugar coating; Online health records trial a big step forward; What patients want from clinicians but often don't get: being treated as an individual; Choosing Wisely; Looking for ways to engage your consumers?; Congratulations Senator Di Natale; Recent submissions
4 April 2016 Health Voices

Health Voices, Issue 18, April 2016

Consumers Health Forum

Consumer-centred health care in the 21st century

2 April 2016 Report

Putting the Consumer First

Consumers Health Forum, The George Institute for Global Health

To develop a framework for how this might happen in Australia, The George Institute for Global Health and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia partnered on a Special Policy Roundtable held in Sydney on 31 March 2016. Involving over 35 consumers, advocates, and health experts from a range of backgrounds, and representing key stakeholders (see list at end of report), these individuals developed the themes crystallised as recommendations in this report, based on the principles of consumer-centred care.

29 January 2016 Submission

CHF 2016-17 Federal Budget Submission

Consumers Health Forum

Integrated and coherent health policy should start with the healthcare consumer and their needs. Wider policy must recognise the link between the nation’s overall health status and productivity: an investment in healthcare is an investment in the health of the budget itself.

7 January 2016 Position Statements

Position Statement on Private Health Insurance

Consumers Health Forum
Preserving Consumer Choices Without Sacrificing the Principles of Universal Health Care
8 December 2015 Presentations and Speeches

CHF Awards Honorary Life Membership to Ainslie Cahill

Consumers Health Forum
An outstanding contributor to the Consumers Health Forum, Ainslie Cahill, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of CHF in recognition of commitment to improving outcomes for all health consumers.
7 December 2015 Presentations and Speeches

The 2015 Christopher Newell AM Oration

Consumers Health Forum
Dr Kym Jenkins, President Elect, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, presented the 2015 Christopher Newell AM Oration at CHF's Annual General Meeting, in which she spoke of the need to merge practices of mental and physical health.