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Submissions

2017

Submission from health consumers councils across Australia into the Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters

This submission was prepared by Dr Martin Whitely, Manager Policy and Research Health Consumers’ Council (WA) with substantial assistance from Carolyn Chisholm from the Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group, Danny Vadasz of Health Issues Centre (Victoria) and Melissa Fox, CEO of Health Consumers Queensland. The survey cited in this paper was conducted by the Health Issues Centre (Victoria).

Submission to the Therapeutic Goods Administration consultation on the use of comparable overseas regulators for the regulation of medical devices

Prepared by Dr Martin Whitely Manager of Policy and Research

Submission on Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2016

Prepared by Dr Martin Whitely Manager of Policy and Research

Understanding advocacy practice in mental health a multidimensional scalogram analysis of case records

Study conducted in partnership with Murdoch University, School of Health Professions, Murdoch and Health Consumers’ Council, East Perth, Australia. Paper written in 2015 and 2016 published in 2017.

Written by Paul Morrison, Norman Stomski, Martin Whitely and Pip Brennan

Advocacy processes in mental health a qualitative study

Study conducted in partnership with Murdoch University, School of Health Professions, Murdoch and Health Consumers’ Council, East Perth, Australia. Paper written in 2015 and 2016 published in 2017.

Written by Norman Stomski, Paul Morrison, Martin Whitely, and Pip Brennan

 

2014

Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Australia – Reforms needed to deliver Transparency and Safety

Prepared by Dr Martin Whitely Manager of Policy and Research

Establishing National Priorities for Clinical Practice Guidelines in Australia

Dr Ann Jones and Dr Martin Whitely made a submission on behalf of the HCC to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care regarding Australian disease treatment guideline development.  The submission recommended that before any topics are prioritised for guideline development, there needs to be standardised processes to ensure the integrity of guidelines.  The submission stressed the need for transparency, and independent robust evidence in guideline development processes.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Submission

Licensing and Subsidising Pharmaceuticals in Australia – Reforms needed to deliver Transparency, Safety and Value for Money

Prepared by Dr Martin Whitely Manager of Policy and Research

Transcript of Senate Select Committee on Health Hearing – Licensing and Subsidising Pharmaceuticals in Australia

Dr Martin Whitely and Dr Ann Jones gave evidence at a Senate Select Committee on Health on 10 October 2014.  Their appearance before the committee was to provide further information on the HCC submission to the Committee on the need for reforms to the way pharmaceuticals are regulated.  Martin was also able to expand on concerns that the PBS and TGA often act in the best interest of pharmaceutical companies at the expense of health consumers.

For a full transcript of the hearing click on the link.

Mental Health Bill 2013 Submission

PATS Submission

Policy and Reform

HCC is the WA peak independent health consumer organisaiton. There are always a large number of policies and reform agendas happening at state and local level, and this page aims to track key policies and reforms that are being worked on by HCC.

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Review of Safety and Quality of Health Services in WA

Position Statements

We have been reviewing and developing Position Statements on a range of issues. Please contact us with any queries as we are aware that this resource-intensive activity could always be improved.

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Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak organization representing Australian health consumers and their local organizations. With over a hundred organizations in its membership, including the Health Consumers’ Council of Western Australia as a voting member, CHF has overall responsibility for coordinating national policy and promoting the interests of Australian health consumers.

Rather than duplicate the work of CHF in producing policy documents, HCC coordinates the contribution of W.A. consumers, both groups and individuals, to the development of health policy and planning, research and health service delivery, through education, advocacy, dissemination of information and through facilitating consumer participation.

For more information about the CHF, or to access or order copies of CHF policy publications, such as position statements, submissions and information papers, please go to the CHF website: www.chf.org.au.