30 September 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Discussion Paper identified a number of key areas that the Panel wanted advice on to help shape its recommendations. Consistent with our desire to have a 21st century health system that has the consumer at its centre our submission concentrates on changes which would have a direct impact on...

22 September 2016 Report
Consumers Health Forum, AHHA and Workshop Participants

This brief provides recommendations for health service providers including hospitals and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to increase the role of consumers in designing healthcare services. It was put together by Policy Officer Rebecca Randall, following a workshop by AHHA and CHF, '...

14 September 2016 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, Presented by Leanne Wells

This presentation was one of three given at the Asia Pacific Healthcare Conference (APAC 2016), as part of a session titled “Integration of Care – Consumers, Relationships and Systems – is Nirvana Possible?”.

Achieving integrated care is seen as one of the wicked problems of healthcare as...

7 September 2016 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF welcomed the opportunity to put in a submission on these proposed savings measures. We did not have time to consult our members explicitly on this Bill but we did consult them when the measures were announced as part of the Budget and as the measures have not changed the position remain the...

2 September 2016 Report
AusBiotech, CHF, Council of Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Group, Medicines Australia, NPS MedicineWise, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
This report captures multistakeholder perspectives on the opportunities afforded by biologic and biosimilar medicines in Australia and the key steps required to advance the evolving framework for the introduction and use of these medicines, in alignment with the National Medicines Policy.
26 August 2016 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, Presented by Leanne Wells

Presented by our CEO, Leanne Wells, at the 2016 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, Darwin. The presentation covers consumer centred practice and why it matters, health pain points, some practical considerations for physios and physio practices, and the current reform environment...

5 August 2016 Presentations and Speeches
Leanne Wells
Can Payment Reforms Give Consumers Real Buying Power? The MyCover Plan
1 August 2016 Report
CHF, The George Institute for Global Health, RACGP, Menzies Centre

In Australia we are faced with a complex health system with entrenched practices, multiple layers and stakeholders divided across Federal and State systems, which is also often hard to navigate for both patient and provider. The question we must address is how do we ensure the Health Care Home...

26 July 2016 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum
Making sure older consumers are at the centre of health care
24 July 2016 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum
The new primary health networks will fail a central requirement of a contemporary health organisation if they do not respond to consumer needs. CHF CEO, Leanne Wells, had that message in a speech prepared for a conference of the National Primary and Community Health Network Australian and Institute...