Report from a Consumer Rep – Online feedback for users, carers and providers

Below is a report by Consumer Representative Bernard Borg-Caruana on a recent session he attended on online feedback for users, carers and providers. Online feedback for users, carers and providers This session provided the challenges of gathering and publishing online feedback and recommended ways of increasing the potential of this avenue for users, carers and…

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Consultation :President Report Dr Sue Andrews

On 26 October I attended a Consumer Workshop in Sydney, one of several convened by the Consumers’ Health Forum as part of the government’s consultation process for the Review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The workshop was attended by a diverse range of consumer advocates and organisations including Breast Cancer Network Australia, Pain Australia,…

Health in Difference Conference Report By Elizabeth Proctor Health Care Consumers’ Consumer Representative & Eleanor Kerdo Policy Officer HCCA

  Elizabeth Proctor: In mid August I was lucky enough to attend the first day of the 9th National LGBTI Health Conference Health in Difference (and I apologise for the delay in reporting back!). The most striking thing about the conference was how thoughtfully the program and speakers engaged with the overlaps and interactions between healthcare provision and…