19 December 2017 Submission

The Consumers Health Forum in this 2018-19 Budget submission urges the Government to ensure the health system is consumer centred: providing care which is accessible, affordable and for whole-of-person needs.
We acknowledge the commitment from the Government to developing and delivering on...

13 December 2017 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

2018 will be a year of consumers shaping health.

29 November 2017 Health Voices
Consumers Health Forum

The spectacular advances in medical devices and biotechnology are exposing an ever-expanding world of benefits and risks for consumers.

15 November 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW492ECVPgI

8 November 2017 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum

CHF has been active in ensuring that the consumer perspective was included in a wide range of policy deliberations as we work towards a more consumer centred health care system.

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.