HCCA would like to keep you up-to-date to what’s happening in the world of consumer advocacy. This page gives you a run down of newly completed projects and those of our colleagues around Australia and the world.

Open letter to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care regarding transvaginal mesh implants

This letter is a joint appeal to the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC), from each state’s Pelvic Mesh Support Groups and the current Health Consumer organisations in each State and Territory across Australia (including HCCA).

The letter implores the ACSQHC to act on behalf of mesh injured Australians, and put into practice all of the recommendations made by the Senate Inquiry. It calls for every mesh injured person to be empowered to seek and obtain treatment that will allow them to live the best possible life moving forward with their injuries.

Open letter to ACSQHC PDF

Involving Health Consumers in Health and Medical Research

Health Consumers NSW have released a report entitled ‘Involving Health Consumers in Health and Medical Research: Enablers and Challenges from a Consumer Perspective‘. It is a joint project with Research4Me. The report outlines:

  • types of research consumers are involved in
  • what helps support consumer involvement in research
  • how consumers can add value to clinical trials.

Last updated: 1/10/2018