Latest Consumers Health Forum News

NPS MedicineWise and CHF partnership reinforces primacy of consumers in healthcare
Patients feeling better with Telehealth
COVID-19 shows prevention can be difference between life and death
Staying connected – so doctor and consumer know best
COVIDSafe to help track down virus
Elective surgery restart vindicates anti-COVID strategy
Non-COVID patients also need care
Health funds must inform members of windfall gains
Consumers partner COVID clinical taskforce identifying trusted treatments
Private hospitals doing right thing to join fight against COVID-19
‘Medicare at home’ a vital step to counter COVID-19
Health funds should defer premium rise
Planned telehealth expansion welcome, but must look beyond doctors alone
Expand telehealth to stop spread of coronavirus
Time to muster all health resources to quell COVID-19
COVID-19 Plan a strong response to counter pandemic threat
Consumer anxiety about climate health impacts shows need for effective government strategy
Government must heed regulator call for health insurance probe
It’s time to make access to mental health care a reality for all
Great expectations on health require real action
Consumer survey on climate change and health
Medical Costs Finder a disappointing first step
Climate an all-consuming health issue
Value for money – time to rethink private health insurance
Mission Australia’s 2019 survey highlights need for genuine youth engagement
Bundled hospital bills a better way to pay
A new type of prescribing for Australian patients
Open up pharmacy agreement to give consumers a better deal
For best of health… Think socially, care personally
Neglect and harm: aged care needs a massive overhaul
CHF applauds Productivity Commission agenda for change in mental health
Extending health insurance to GPs would endanger Medicare
Waiting for action is not an option for elderly
Activating patients to better health
Health fund value needs scrutiny before further subsidies
Newstart a sick policy in need of healthy rethink
Climate a consuming issue for our health
Out of pocket costs dilemma requires action
Health funds’ fall highlights need for consumer input
National Health Plan opens way for reform
Patient power recognised in new health charter
Private health insurance – more questions than answers
Health fund failures warrant review
Health information and service coordination key to better health
Medical fees probe needed to ensure universal access
From wealth to health – welcome to Chris Bowen
Australians being urged to make more informed healthcare decisions
Our congratulations come with three priorities for re-elected government