CHF was pleased that one of the initial stated intentions in revising the Standards was to make them more consumer focused. However, we feel that this intent has not been realised in the current draft as a substantial number of the comments from our original submission and the consultation with healthcare consumers have not been taken into consideration. The following submission details this, firstly setting out the areas where we feel that our previous feedback has not been adequately incorporated into the new draft, followed by the key areas of concern that we acknowledge have been addressed. We strongly suggest that our feedback is taken into consideration in the next iteration of the Standards and in the evaluation of the pilot stage by surveying consumer’s attitudes to the changes. Should the RACGP require assistance in this, we would be happy to provide it.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Consumers Health Forum