Policy and Reform

Health Consumers’ Council Submissions

HCC works on a wide range of policy submissions, and you can read the latest here.

Health Reform Recommendations

You may be interested in the Senate Inquiry Submission into the Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters which was done as a joint submission with all the Health Consumers councils across Australia. You can find it by clicking this link – it is submission number 21.

We have also developed a Recommendation Implementation Watch page for the Review of Safety and Quality in the WA health system. This report was commissioned by WA Health in recognition of the fact that by devolving out responsibility for safety and quality to the health services, namely North, South and East Metropolitan Health Services, Child and Adolescent Heath Service and WA Country Health Service. The report was released in July 2017 and is available on this link.

Consumers Health Forum

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the 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.