Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the commitment of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce to put consumers and communities at the centre of primary care policy design and delivery. CHF CEO Dr Elizabeth Deveny was the only independent member of the Taskforce representing consumers and advocated...
More than anything else, health consumers want access to more bulk-billing GPs, according to a new survey by Australia’s peak health consumer body, Consumers Health Forum (CHF). The survey asked CHF members, who include the nation’s leading health advocacy groups, what were the five top changes...
Consumers Health Forum, the peak body representing Australian health consumers, acknowledges the government’s efforts to strengthen Medicare and primary care but says there is a long way to go before true health system transformation. “This is the budget we were expecting but perhaps not the one we...
CHF’s Youth Health Forum (YHF) has applauded a range of Budget initiatives that address many of the concerns of young health consumers. The YHF particularly welcomed the recognition of climate change as a health issue, adding that it was important that young voices were heard when establishing and...
Consumers Health Forum congratulates Adjunct Professor Debora Picone AO on her retirement as CEO of the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). CHF CEO, Elizabeth Deveny said that CHF was in gratitude to Professor Picone for her long-standing contribution to safety and...
Consumers Health Forum of Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Elizabeth Deveny has been appointed to the role of interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr Deveny will lead CHF during the next few months while an executive search for a new ongoing CEO is undertaken. Dr Deveny is a highly experienced...
I stood down as CEO of the Consumers Health Forum in August after 7 years. During those years CHF has nurtured important collaborative relationships with numerous organisations. Our capacity to ensure the consumer voice is heard and represented in Government health policies has been dependent on...
What a good question! The Consumers Health Forum of Australia Ltd (CHF) is the national voice for health consumers. In 1988 when CHF was first established with government funding The Hon Neal Blewett, Minister for Community Services and Health, in a speech to CHF said – “Without informed,...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the announcement from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) that Professor Steve Robson has been elected as the Association’s new President. CHF CEO Leanne Wells said that Professor Robson, a senior specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Canberra, has...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the Albanese Government’s commitment to strengthening Medicare and the establishment of a Taskforce to listen to voices across the health sector and in the community to improve primary health services. The Taskforce meets for the first time in...

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