22 December 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

We welcome the opportunity to make this submission in response to the consultation paper on proposed regulatory changes related to personalised and 3D printed medical devices released by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in November 2017.

New manufacturing technologies present...

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 Issue
Consumers Health Forum

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

20 November 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF supports evidence-based policy setting and believes the MHR data set represents a rich national data set that can be de-identified, aggregated and made available for analysis. Its use and application to research in the public interest should be balanced with security and privacy safeguards...

16 November 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Health Consult

These slides were used in the Secondary use of My Health Record data webinar, a recording of which is available here: https://youtu.be/V2w3OM2jVos. The webinar was delivered by Andrew Pearce from Health Consult and Nicole Jarvis from the Department of...

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...