The Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released their submission to the Federal Treasurer for the 2017/18 Federal Budget. You can view the submission here.
Choosing Wisely Australia has released a media statement encouraging Australians to ask the right healthcare questions. You can read the full release below.
To improve the safety and quality of the use of urogynaecological mesh, the
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is urging consumers and health professionals to report any adverse events experienced in association with these medical devices.
The TGA believes that adverse events involving these devices are most likely under-reported and that some patients may not realise that their symptoms are associated with an adverse event.
Reports by consumers and health professionals to the TGA provide important information, building a picture of the safety profile of a product and assisting with the safety monitoring program. To find out more you can visit their site here.
The first Choosing Wisely Australia report has been released detailing their achievements since their launch last year. Choosing Wisely is a global social movement aimed at supporting conversations between health professionals and consumers about the appropriate use of healthcare tests, treatments and procedures. You can view the full report below.
Friday 17 February 2017
Health Consumers Alliance invites consumers and non-government organisations to attend Working Together: An update on Mental Health, Primary Health and Transforming Health in SA forum. The forum will be held at Pavilion on the Park between 11am - 2pm. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided and registrations are essential. You can register to attend here.
4 x 2 hour workshops for Leaders of Lived Experience Workforce (LEW) have been scheduled for 2017. The sessions are designed for Leaders within Non-Government Organisations and Government, whose role involves direct supervision of mental health LEWs. Registrations details will be available in the weeks prior to each session. Sessions dates and times are as follows:-
• Tuesday 7th February: 1-3pm
• Tuesday 2nd May: 1-3pm
• Tuesday 1st August: 1-3pm
• Tuesday 5th December: 1-3pm
All sessions will be held at SYC, 135-139 Currie Street, Adelaide. For more information contact Belinda Brown at the Mental Health Commission on (08) 8212 8873
Tuesday 21 March 2017
The Lynch Syndrome Symposium will be held at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer Ground Floor Function room between 9am – 12.30pm. A range of topics will be covered during the course of the morning. You can view the full flyer and download a registration form below.
Tuesday 21 February 2017
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is holding a workshop for specialist medical colleges
with the aim of improving stakeholder engagement in specialist medical training. In particular
the workshop will focus on engagement with trainee and health consumer stakeholder groups. The workshop will be held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins between 9.30am – 4.15pm. The full flyer and registration forms is available below.
26-29 April 2017
Every second year the National Rural Health Conference is held in one of Australia's regional centres and brings together current and future leaders of the nation's rural and remote health sector. The Conference's purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information from across this huge and disparate nation, to hear about the latest developments in rural and remote health, and to network with new and old friends. The 2017 conference will be held in Cairns. More information is available here.