12 June 2018 Fact Sheets

In October 2017, TGA announced the implementation of patient information leaflets and patient implant cards for all implantable medical devices. This was in response to consumer concerns about the limited or absence of information provided about the medical device during surgery.

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14 October 2016 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

In September 2015, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) was engaged by Primary Health Tasmania to undertake foundational work to scope the need for, and to support the potential establishment of, a healthcare consumer organisation (HCO) in Tasmania. Currently Tasmania is the only...

18 December 2013 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

This information is for people who want to find out more about why they have been asked
to have a diagnostic test and what it could involve – so that they can make an informed
choice about it.

12 June 2013 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

Find out what a clinical trial is, the types of trials, the benefits, how to get involved in one and important questions to ask before you do.

12 June 2013 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

Find out what a clinical trial is, the types of trials, the benefits, how to get involved in one and important questions to ask before you do.

12 April 2013 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

In consultations conducted by the CHF over many years, consumers have raised concerns over the lack of informed consent and informed financial consent processes when making decisions about their healthcare. This is of particular concern in the context of rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs and...

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.

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...
18 October 2010 Fact Sheets
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.

5 August 2010 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
The benefits you receive from Medicare are based on a Schedule of fees for medical services set by the Australian Government. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) lists a wide range of consultations, procedures and tests, and the Schedule fee for each of these items(for example, an appointment with your GP or blood tests to monitor your cholesterol level.)

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