pcc.png Palliative Care Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia and Carers Australia released the Consensus Statement: Carer and Consumer Engagement in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care today at the National Palliative Care Week Parliamentary Breakfast in Canberra. Palliative Care...
The Consumers Health Forum will urge the government to ensure the next negotiations for the Community Pharmacy Agreement include consumer representatives. The Government has left open the prospect of the Consumers Health Forum being part of the next pharmacy agreement as recommended by the...
One of Australia’s top medical researchers, Professor Ian Frazer AC, has called on Australians to consider what they want of health care in the future given the rapid development of ever more powerful and expensive treatments. The “quiet revolution” in health care is making optimal health care for...
Australian consumers now know the dates of when they will be able to opt-out of having a My Health Record created for them. The first date that consumers can opt out is 16 July and ends on 15 October 2018. A month after that, every Australian who has not opted out will have a record created for...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes Labor’s pledge to increase spending on public hospitals and to boost funding for stretched elective surgery in public hospitals. “We support the moves this week by both side of politics to boost health spending,” the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne...
Record funding for hospitals from 2020 and a $5 billion rise for aged care are contained in a Federal Budget which also provides for more consumer-focused approaches to care and research. Hospital funding will include $100 million for innovation in providing hospital services aimed at bringing down...
The scope and complexity of the latest proposed changes to treatments which Medicare covers highlight the importance of continuing review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule, the Consumers Health Forum says. The 38 major recommendations of the MBS Review Taskforce that have been accepted by the...
Tasmania will join the ranks of other Australian states by establishing a statewide organisation to champion the needs of local healthcare consumers, it was revealed today. Design of the new state-based healthcare consumer organisation – which will enable the health system, healthcare providers and...
Australians will get a chance to have their say about the health system by joining a new online public panel being launched by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia. Australia’s Health Panel will, for the first time provide a national platform for people to register their views on health issues...
Reforms aimed at improving safety and quality in aged care announced yesterday are welcome but must be backed by stronger standards and more resources, the Consumers Health Forum said. “The establishment of an independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and increased transparency on quality...

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