7 June 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF supports all the recommendations in the report. We agree with the conclusions in the Consumer Impact statement of the report, particularly around the importance of these measure in improving patient choice and access to primary health care that is ”timely, uncomplicated, culturally safe and...

7 June 2019 Submission
Response to the Report from the Mental Health Reference Group

In March this year CHF undertook a consumer survey on mental health services to hear from people with lived experiences about how the current health service system works for them. In that survey we asked about people’s experience of care, from a system integration and patient centred perspective...

6 June 2019 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Thirty years following the creation of Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), a review is long overdue. CHF members believe 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...

4 June 2019 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Shaping Health
20 May 2019 Health Voices Issue

A noteworthy feature of this edition of Health Voices is how our headline trio are so often intertwined in health outcomes. Safety, quality and literacy perform together like a trio of musicians. As the authors describe, there are increasing examples of reciprocal benefits.

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10 May 2019 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum of Australia

CHF identified eight key policy areas in its 2019 Election Priorities. Across these, we called for 37 key commitments from Australia’s political parties which would lay the groundwork for a sustainable health system that ensures people get the right care, at the right time and at the right cost...

10 May 2019 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum of Australia

CHF identified eight key policy areas in its 2019 Election Priorities. Across these, we called for 37 key commitments from Australia’s political parties which would lay the groundwork for a sustainable health system that ensures people get the right care, at the right time and at the right cost...

6 May 2019 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum
30 April 2019 Submission

CHF appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030: consultation draft (the Strategy). CHF welcomes the development of the Strategy and support the five priority areas identified. Our response addresses key considerations from...

29 April 2019 Submission

CHF is pleased to present this submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health. Our submission is structured around the questions in the Commission’s Issues Paper. We make some general comments on the overall scope of the...

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