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,…

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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…

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Launch of Capital Health Network

Yesterday I spoke at the launch of the Capital Health Network. The entity was officially launched by Simon Corbell MLA, Minister for Health and Deputy Chief Minister. The Chair of the Network, Dr Martin Liedvogal, shared the Blue Print with attendees. This document sets out the roadmap for the Network. My speech is posted here for people to read. As usual, I strayed from the script a little bit… Health Care Consumers Association is very pleased to…

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NPS Medicinewise National Medicines Symposium 2014 Conference Report Medicines in Health: Shaping Our Future

Pat Branford, HCCA Consumer Representative, attended the National Prescribing Service (NPS) MedicineWiseNational Medicines Symposium in late 2014. The theme of the conference was ‘Medicines in Health: Shaping Our Future’. The conference was held over three days with three different plenary sessions, these were: 1) Medicines in health: shaping our future – sessions were focussed on…

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NPS Medicinewise National Medicines Symposium 2014: Day 1

Pat Branford, HCCA Consumer Representative, attended the National Prescribing Service (NPS) MedicineWiseNational Medicines Symposium in late 2014 which was held over three days. The theme of the conference was ‘Medicines in Health: Shaping Our Future’. Here is a summery on the first day. To read more about the other two days of the conference, click…

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