28 January 2020 Report
Consumers Health Forum

Social prescribing is a practice where health professionals, including GPs, have the resources and infrastructure to link patients with social services – or even social groups – in a bid to address the social determinants contributing to poor health and stave off the epidemic of loneliness and...

23 January 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health examines the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace. The Draft Report was released in October 2019 and...

22 January 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum
Australia's high quality health care system, with universal access to publicly funded and provided services augmented by a private health care system, consistently performs well in international comparisons. However, indicators of access and equity show that Australia does not do so well, coming seventh out of the 11 countries survey on equity and fourth on access. This is despite Medicare providing universal access to primary care and hospital treatment.  CHF’s submission for the 2020 Federal Budget was released on 22 January 2020. The submission proposes 23 recommendations for change covering ten broad areas ranging from prevention to aged care and primary health. Consumers have voiced their concerns about uncertainty and the cost of health care services, both of which are important components of access.
19 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF believes that this review and a commitment to the regular evaluation of Medicare items is an essential to maintaining a world class health system and ensuring that funding is available for...

19 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF believes that this review and a commitment to the regular evaluation of Medicare items is an essential to maintaining a world class health system and ensuring that funding is available for...

19 December 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF believes that this review and a commitment to the regular evaluation of Medicare items is an essential to maintaining a world class health system and ensuring that funding is available for...

17 December 2019 Health Voices
Consumers Health Forum

In this issue of Health Voices leading health care professionals, consumers and researchers examine what personalised care really means for patients navigating the health system in Australia.

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16 December 2019 Report

As background to this demonstration trial, this report reports a scoping review of the extant knowledge to identify practical and relevant information related to the Collaborative Pairs context, program, methodology and outcomes. 

16 December 2019 Report
Consumers Health Forum

Collaborative Pairs is a leadership development program which brings together a consumer, patient or community leader to work with a service provider, clinician or manager to develop new ways of working together. Each pair identifies a joint healthcare challenge or project that they are...

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