13 May 2015 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

This is an initial analysis of the Federal Health Budget from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). There is further detail in the Budget papers that require further appraisal before CHF takes a view on these aspects. We are preparing a more detailed analysis based on further briefings and consultations.

27 April 2015 Health Voices Issue
Consumers Health Forum

PHNs... Will they be good for our health?

17 April 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

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 Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

10 April 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

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.

2 April 2015 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

CHF's new CEO; Pharmacy deal in urgent need of new script; Health Minister Ley: 'above all, consumer-focused'; Now co-pay is cremated, time to revive Medicare; Asthma Australia conference; In sickness and in health; Why do I even need this test?; "Frequent flyer" claim shown to be a sick joke for many patients; AHHA Think Tank on Reform of the Federation and Health; Life Saving Drugs Programme Review

2 February 2015 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Nothing about us, without us!;Tackling obesity: Australia wants change; Price Signals and Health Hazards; Federal Government must not send medicines safety checks offshore; Thanks and farewell to Adam; The costs of chronic illness; Would you like to be part of Consumers Shaping Health?; Problems with Federal/State buck-passing?

1 February 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
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 opportunity to provide a submission to the Federal Treasurer to inform the 2015-16 Federal Budget. In the last year there has been much discussion around the Government’s desire to reduce expenditure and health has been a target of these discussions, with many statements about the unsustainability of Medicare and a looming blowout in health expenditure.
5 January 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
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 mind, CHF strongly believes that the safety and quality of therapeutic goods in Australia should be the ultimate goal of this regulatory framework.
28 November 2014 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
The Consumers Health Forum says it is unacceptable that a new review into medicines and medical devices has failed to reflect the vital interest consumers have in this matter.
26 November 2014 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum

The past year has proved a time of significant change for Australia’s health consumers and for CHF itself.

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