The Australian health care system includes a national organisation representing health care consumers and equivalent organisations in most states and territories. There are several disease-specific patient organisations, as well as formalised networks advocating for greater patient...Read more
About Policy Submissions
We regularly make submissions to national level inquiries. If you are after a submission from earlier than listed here, please contact us.
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...Read more
The Cancer Council has called for views on designing and delivering a 10 year plan for collaborative, coordinated and national action for cancer outcomes and experience.
The CHF submission offers:
- a focus on prevention
- national consistency and equity
- improving ...Read more
A more connected and digital health system is a foundational element of a health system. For consumers, this means their health information is available when needed to share with their medical team and to help deliver whole-of-person care. It means that no matter...Read more
CHF supports lifting the single rate of JobSeeker and related payments to a minimum of $910 per fortnight and aligning future increases of JobSeeker and related payments to pension indexation – that is, based on both the Consumer Price Index and Male...Read more
The Consumers Health Forum has called for an enhanced focus on the central role of consumers in its submission to the Review of the National Medicines Policy.
That is a development in which CHF has played a leading part and we are now urging that this momentum is maintained in the NMP...Read more
The Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy) is determined by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB). The Strategy ensures a coherent and consistent approach is adopted in the funding of medical research and innovation from the Medical Research Future...Read more
This response advocates that the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ASQHC) co-design the new Standards with consumers of mental health services. This means not only consulting and engaging with consumers, but offering consumer led development of the...Read more