Consumer Commission offers chance for us to influence future health care. healthUpdate for 25 June 2020 covers: Consumer Commission: Beyond COVID-19 Information on using opioids (video) Introduction of meningococcal B vaccination and changes to meningococcal ACWY, hepatitis A and pneumococcal...
Dental funding welcome but more needed to end decay — healthUpdate newsletter for 12 June 2020 covers: Digital mental health standards Webinar replays for; Not going viral - discussion with the doctors at the centre of the national effort;the National Health Information Strategy and Telehealth in...
Among the many issues which have emerged with fresh power for consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic is health ethics. Suddenly the concept of health ethics seemed not something merely to be considered in extremis. We were recognising then that we might soon all be in extremis. Within days of the...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a significant drop in engagement with healthcare services for non-COVID health issues in Australia. In May 2020, the Continuity of Care Collaboration (CCC) conducted a survey of 729 people about access to healthcare.
Leaders from national health HQ to take part in CHF webinar — healthUpdate newsletter for 21 May 2020 covers: Guide to avoiding COVID-19 Webinar replays for Telehealth in primary care and the National Health Information Strategy Drop the jargon - information on health literacy and communicating in...
COVID-19 Roadmap urges value-led recovery Australia’s eight leading universities have joined to produce the COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery. A Report for the Nation, an impressive document both in scope and detail. This month's Consumer's Shaping Health looks at the persuasive mix of values and valid...
Preserving health advances after COVID — healthUpdate newsletter for 27 April 2020 covers: Lessons emerging from the COVID era Health is wealth - the importance of investing in services Recreating health care as a policy opportunity view the newsletter
Coronavirus, change and the consumer — healthUpdate newsletter for 09 April 2020 covers: Telehealth and patient feedback National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Health literacy during the pandemic Understanding young people's thinking about COVID-19 view the newsletter
In a few short weeks, Australians’ response to COVID-19 has ramped up significantly. We have moved from messages that told the community to continue life as normal to declaring states of emergency, closing borders, travel bans and lockdowns. These measures were introduced after too many people...
Health funds must level with their members and give specific undertakings now to return the funds they save as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of elective surgery, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “We welcome the commitment by health funds to reimburse windfall gains to members. Independent...

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