3 November 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

CEO Leanne Wells spoke to the 2017 CEDA forum on the degree to which patient-centred care is a pillar of Australia's health care system. Read the speech here.

30 October 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF welcomed the Review of Medicines and Medical Device Regulation. Consumers constantly raise with us their concerns about safety and quality of medicines and medical devices often giving us examples of when the system has failed. We have heard some terrible stories. For many people, this is...

13 October 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF’s submission to the draft report of the Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme has called for greater interprofessional collaboration, training in settings other than hospitals and the need to improve efficiency, consistency and commonality...

27 September 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

Delivered by CEO Leanne Wells at PharmAus17 this presentation offers a few brief consumer perspectives on whether or not we have a 21st century national medicines policy. You can read a summary of PharmAus17 here.

27 September 2017 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
We join with painAustralia and the Australian Pain Management Association in supporting the full implementation of the National Pain Strategy.  We do not support the proposal from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to allow pharmacists to dispense codeine products without a prescription for people with one-off acute pain under certain conditions. 
19 September 2017 Report
Obesity Policy Coalition

This is a summary of the Tipping the Scales - Australian Obesity Prevention Consensus report that outlines eight actions for the Australian federal government to take, established by a comprehensive consensus process as agreed elements to underpin a national obesity prevention plan. 

19 September 2017 Report
Obesity Policy Coalition

Australia’s health, wellbeing and productivity is being threatened by an epidemic of weight-related illness. Most Australian adults (63.4%) are above a healthy weight with 27.9% obese and 35.5% overweight. More than a quarter (27%) of Australian children are overweight or obese. If current...

18 September 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

First and foremost, we would like to remind the government and policy makers that consumers, the people who use the health system and for whom it was created, should be at the centre of all of decisions. As advocates for consumers, who do not have a financial stake in this, we offer suggestions...

14 September 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Professor Mike Woods and the Accreditation Systems Review

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/c3eliNq_jsc. Professor Woods provides a synopsis of the draft report and outlines the impact of proposed options for health consumers.  It was also be an opportunity for participants to provide feedback and comment on the...

11 September 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
This is a response to the discussion paper released 18 August 2017. CHF agrees with the Discussion Paper that there is a balance to be struck between security protections surrounding health professionals’ access to patients’ Medicare card numbers to avoid unauthorised, inappropriate or fraudulent use, and timely access to Medicare benefits for patients who are unable to present their Medicare card at the time of service.

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