5 April 2018 Report

Private patients routinely face bills ru nning into thousands of dollars, in a system characterised by high cost, complexity and confusion, the Consumer Health Forum's Out of Pocket Pain survey has found. An added challenge is the variation inlevels of health literacy across the Australian...

4 April 2018 Presentations and Speeches
Consumer Health Forum

If we consider what defines patient-centred care: “health care that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of patients and consumers”, then without patient input, we are left to assume that we understand what they need and value in health care. Read the rest of...

4 April 2018 Presentations and Speeches
Consumer Health Forum

These slides accompanied Leanne Wells' speech at the 4th International Health Reform Conference.

4 April 2018 Presentations and Speeches

This webinar, co-hosted with the AHHA, heard Chris Pointon talk about the #hellomynameis movement, compassionate care and what this means to patients, carers and health care staff. View a recording here: https://youtu.be/bK5_um6StgQ.

30 March 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Primary Care Consultation Paper. At the heart of CHF’s policy agenda is patient-centred care. Our responses...

19 March 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Presenting options for regulatory reforms to make a positive contribution to reducing the misuse and abuse of strong opioids and contributing to better pain management for consumers. 

2 March 2018 Submission

This workshop was the last scheduled opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback before the Department of Health releases the final document to the public. We appreciate being able to submit this follow-up letter to provide more detail on some of the statements we made at the workshop and...

28 February 2018 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is pleased to make a submission to the consultation on early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate and financial hardship grounds and for victims of crime compensation. CHF’s interest in this issue is related to ensuring Australians have affordable access to the health...

17 January 2018 Presentations and Speeches

These slides were using in the codeine webinar delivered by Policy Manager, Jo Root and CEO of PainAustralia, Carol Bennett in January 2018. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/1sX3gSFG-UU 

22 December 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

We welcome the opportunity to make this submission in response to the consultation paper on proposed regulatory changes related to personalised and 3D printed medical devices released by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in November 2017.

New manufacturing technologies present...

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