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  • Parties health policies show different priorities

    Both side of politics have at the weekend issued policies promising a better health deal, underlining the need for improvements in public hospital financing and private health insurance, the Consumers Health Forum says.

    “We welcome the commitments by the Coalition and Labor. While they reflect significantly different priorities, the policies each deal with issues of central importance to the future of the Australian health system,” the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells said.Read more

  • Diagnostic imaging accord welcome...but what about GPs?

    Health consumers can expect temporary relief from the prospect of out of pocket costs for diagnostic imaging services such as mammograms and ultrasounds as a result of an agreement announced by the Health Minister, Sussan Ley.

    “This is a welcome step, along with the promise of an independent evaluation of the commercial pressures facing the diagnostic imaging practices. We need to base sound health policy and future decisions about how diagnostic imaging services are valued and paid for on evidence, evaluation and stakeholder consultation. This evaluation should help that process”...Read more

  • Seven steps to better health in Australia

    Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released their platform for the 2016 Federal Election.

    Australia needs a 21st century national health system which meets current needs and adapts to the inevitable changes in population needs and health treatments.

    Our system must support consumer-directed self-care and involve them in shared and informed decision making about their care.

    Consumers must be seen as ‘makers and shapers’, involved in the design and operation of the broader system.

    CHF proposes seven steps to a better health system.Read more

  • Changing Course: Putting Consumers at the Centre of Health Care

    Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released their platform for the 2016 Federal Election.

    Australia needs a 21st century national health system which meets current needs and adapts to the inevitable changes in population needs and health treatments.

    Our system must support consumer-directed self-care and involve them in shared and informed decision making about their care.

    Consumers must be seen as ‘makers and shapers’, involved in the design and operation of the broader system.

    Consumers are the experts: only they can say how their...Read more

  • National Reconciliation Week 2015

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    National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated each year between 27 May and 3 June. The theme for NRW2015 is ‘It’s time to change it up’. How will you take part?Read more

  • Dying to talk: National Palliative Care Week 2015

    Palliative Care Week

    Palliative Care Australia is asking Australians to break the taboo and talk about dying. This National Palliative Care Week (24 - 30 May 2015) Australians are encouraged to discuss death and dying and their wishes for end of life.Read more

  • Save the Script

    NPS image - you need to know!

    Winter is here, and NPS Medicinewise is again reminding people about the potential dangers of antibiotic resistance.Read more

  • Choosing Wisely launched in Australia

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    Choosing Wisely Australia aims to start conversations between consumers and clinicians about unnecessary, tests, treatments and procedures, enhancing the quality of care and, where appropriate, reducing unnecessary care.Read more

  • PHNs - will they be good for our health?

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    In the latest edition of Health Voices consumers, doctors & other health experts all share their views and ideas for consumer involvement in the new Primary Health Networks (PHNs).Read more

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