13 November 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is committed to the National Medicines Policy and in ensuring that all Australians have access to high quality, safe medicines and that all medicines should be used in line with the principles of the quality use of medicines.

CHF is keen to ensure the scheduling process is used to...

17 October 2018 Presentations and Speeches

Watch here: youtu.be/Ttz3eWx6BMU In this final webinar in the series, a panel of health consumers ask questions of a panel of representatives from Government about My Health Record.

15 October 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF welcomed the Review of Medicines and Medical Device Regulation. Whilst we did not support all the recommended approach of removing the required pre-approval of therapeutic goods advertisements to a complaints-based system, we are pleased to work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA...

9 October 2018 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Shaping Health
2 October 2018 Report

Consumers want support in finding accurate, effective smartphone apps for health and wellness, and they should be subject to an authoritative regulatory system that rates them for efficacy.

As consumers increasingly turn to health apps to aid and monitor their health and treatment, there’s...

27 September 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF applauds the PSA’s renewed commitment to quality, safety, and meeting evolving community needs. We support the PSA’s intention to expand pharmacist roles but feel that this discussion paper has focused too much on community pharmacists and has overlooked the possibilities for hospital and...

17 September 2018 Submission

Consumer access to their own health records through My Health Record (MHR) is a key step in the shift from health consumers as passive patients, to consumers as active partners in their own care, exercising choice and control. It is vital that the goal of putting consumers at the centre of their...

17 September 2018 Report
Consumers Health Forum, The George Institute, The University of Queensland

This report presents the arguments as to why all political and other leaders must act now to transform Australia’s health system to ensure it is sustainable, effective, efficient, and leads to greater satisfaction for both consumers and service providers.

The report provides priorities for...

13 September 2018 Presentations and Speeches

Watch here: youtu.be/B-9Z7KpQqW0 In this webinar, we discuss among other topics what skills are required to use My Health Record, the level of digital inclusion in Australia and discuss the ethics of the decision to opting people with low digital or...

10 September 2018 Submission

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board sought reflections and feedback on the first set of priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund (the MRFF) via a survey. This submission details CHF’s responses to the key questions in the survey.