CHF's comments on the Review of the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.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.
CHF has been engaged with the development of an electronic health record and system since its inception, and our submission is drawn from submissions into previous inquiries into the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) and similar issues, as well as the experiences of our...Read more
Abstract: CHF's submission to the RACGP's Vision for a Sustainable Health System Discussion Paper.Read more
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is pleased to provide a submission to the Issues Paper for the Post-Market Review of the Life-Saving Drugs Programme (the Issues Paper). Before going into the content of our views, we want to express our deep concerns with the limitations the Review...Read more
This submission into the Availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia draws on the experiences of our members and consumer representatives in assessing the availability and effectiveness of medicines in Australia, and in particular the operation of the Pharmaceutical...Read more
The definitive goal of this review of the regulatory framework should be the safety and quality of complementary medicines in Australia. Any new framework must carefully balance the risk to consumer safety and consumer choice concerns.Read more
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the
interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare
for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems. CHF welcomes the...Read more
CHF considers this review to be of critical importance to every Australian health consumer.
Consumers consistently raise with us their concerns about the safety and quality of medicines,
giving details of personal experiences of when the safety regime has failed them. With this in...Read more
CHF supports that any health care service be based on the principles of consumer-centred healthcare and that it considers the patient, their carer and family. The key principles of consumercentred healthcare are inclusive of safety and quality issues, cost and sustainability.Read more
CHF has strongly opposed policies that increase consumer out-of-pocket costs through the imposition of new or increased co-payments. We have raised these concerns consistently through previous submissions to Senate Committee inquiries. CHF’s commissioned research on out-ofpocket costs highlights...Read more