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...
The Consumers Health Forum has joined a national COVID-19 taskforce aimed at ensuring Australians receive trusted and best possible care during the outbreak. “At a time when the public are exposed to often erroneous claims of cures, it is a great step forward that Australia has established this...
Telehealth and dealing with the downside Telehealth services were introduced this week to combat the spread of COVID-19, but how do we manage the lack of face-to-face interaction in this brave new world? view the newsletter
The rush of developments in health care triggered by COVID-19 is opening up significant changes in the health workforce which could bode well for health consumers not only now but in a post-COVID world. The accelerating demand for urgent health services, doctors, nurses and paramedics is imposing...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the agreement with governments that will assure the substantial personnel and resources of private hospitals play a big role in the fight against COVID-19. “This is a powerful addition to the ranks that we need to defeat this virus,” the CEO of the Consumers...
How can we care for the carers? — healthUpdate newsletter for 27 March 2020 covers: Coronavirus update National Health Information Strategy CHF Summit 2020: Shifting Gears National Influenza Vaccination program view the newsletter

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