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  • National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services

    The 2010-2015 National Maternity Services Plan (the Plan), developed under Commonwealth leadership, concluded on 30 June 2016. The Plan was endorsed by State, Territory and Commonwealth governments for the five year period 2010-2015. In September 2017 the Australian Health Ministers Advisory... More
    Closed 18 June 2018
  • Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond

    Breastfeeding provides babies with the best start in life and is a key contributor to infant and maternal health. Australia’s infant feeding guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding of infants to around six months of age when solid foods are introduced and continued breastfeeding until the... More
    Closed 18 June 2018
  • Development of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis

    Online Consultation on the Development of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis NOTE: the DRAFT National Action Plan for Endometriosis is attached below the survey link. Endometriosis is a common, yet commonly under-recognised chronic disease. It is estimated that more than... More
    Closed 28 May 2018
  • Review of National Gene Technology Scheme - Phase 3 Consultation - Online Submissions

    Phase 3 consultation has now closed. In recognising the importance of thorough consultation to inform this Review, consultation has been organised in three key phases: Phase 1: identifying key issues for consideration (completed) Phase 2: collaboratively exploring policy solutions... More
    Closed 24 May 2018
  • Proposed changes to the meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B disease chapters

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to meningococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation... More
    Closed 6 May 2018
  • Aged Care Workforce Strategy

    The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce (the Taskforce) welcomes your input to the development of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy (the Strategy). The Taskforce was formed on 1 November 2017, and is due to report to the Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP by 30 June 2018. It is... More
    Closed 16 March 2018
  • Specialist Dementia Care Units

    In 2016, the Australian Government announced it would establish Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) to support people who experience very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The Government committed to establish at least one SDCU in each of the 31 Primary Health... More
    Closed 21 January 2018
  • Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Purpose We are seeking information on domestic and international initiatives that align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our population, to inform the health related aspects of Australia’s Voluntary National... More
    Closed 19 January 2018
  • Implementation Plan for the National Health Genomics Policy Framework

    Introduction The Commonwealth Department of Health (the Department) is seeking feedback on the draft Implementation Plan for the National Health Genomics Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework was developed by the Commonwealth and states and territories under Australian Health... More
    Closed 7 January 2018
  • Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators - Post-RFQ survey A

    We are inviting you to complete a survey about a Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators Request for Quotation (RFQ) process that you recently participated in. Your responses will help us improve the quality of our RFQ processes. The survey is not anonymous but no identifiable information... More
    Closed 31 December 2017
  • Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators - Post-RFQ survey C

    We are inviting you to complete a survey about the Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators RFQ process you recently participated in. Your responses will help us improve the quality of our RFQ processes. No identifiable information about your responses will be provided to the program area... More
    Closed 31 December 2017
  • Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators - Post-RFQ survey B

    We are inviting you to complete a survey about the Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators RFQ process you recently participated in. Your responses will help us improve the quality of our RFQ processes. De-identified and aggregated feedback from this and other surveys may be provided to... More
    Closed 31 December 2017
  • Panel of Program Reviewers and Evaluators - Post-RFQ survey D

    You were recently involved in running a RFQ process under the Deed of Standing Offer for Program Reviewers and Evaluators. This questionnaire is about your experiences with the RFQ process. Your responses will help us improve the quality of future RFQ processes. More
    Closed 31 December 2017
  • Review of National Gene Technology Scheme - Online Submissions

    Phase 2 Consultation is now closed. More
    Closed 18 December 2017
  • Proposed changes to the recommended use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the HPV vaccination recommendations for inclusion in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical... More
    Closed 30 November 2017
  • A framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data

    The Australian Government engaged HealthConsult Pty Ltd to consult with the community and assist with the development of a Framework that will govern the secondary uses of My Health Record system data. Everyone was invited to participate in this consultation process. The Framework to... More
    Closed 17 November 2017
  • Redesign of dementia consumer supports

    In January 2016, the Australian Government announced it would work with stakeholders to develop an improved range of consumer support programs to help care for those living with dementia across the life-cycle of the disease and improve consistency of support to them and their carers. The... More
    Closed 15 November 2017
  • Review of the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF)

    Background The National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) was implemented in My Aged Care in 2015 to support the collection of information during: Screening (conducted over-the-phone by the My Aged Care contact centre) Home Support Assessment (conducted face-to-face by the... More
    Closed 5 November 2017
  • Proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is consulting with stakeholders on proposed changes to the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule recommendations, with an intention to submit the recommendation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its... More
    Closed 2 October 2017
  • Open Consultation for the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme

    The first stage of consultation closed on 29 September 2017. The Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology (the Forum) thanks all that have provided submissions. The Forum, also known as the LGFGT, is responsible for overseeing and governing the operation of the Scheme. The... More
    Closed 29 September 2017
  • Public consultation on funding for private patients in public hospitals paper

    The Australian Government has released a paper, Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals, for public consultation. Interested parties are invited to make a written submission by email to:... More
    Closed 15 September 2017
  • Future reform – an integrated care at home program to support older Australians

    The care at home system is moving towards a more consumer-driven, market-based and nationally consistent system. Important reforms in home care were introduced in February 2017 to give consumers more choice in selecting a home care provider. There is now also a nationally consistent process... More
    Closed 21 August 2017
  • Public submissions to the five year review of the Health Star Rating system

    Introduction The Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC), responsible for overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HSR system, is undertaking a five year review of the HSR system. The HSR system is a front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) scheme intended to assist... More
    Closed 17 August 2017
  • Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes - Public Submissions

    The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of Commonwealth aged care quality regulatory processes (the Review). The Review was announced in response to the Oakden Report (attached below) which detailed failures in the quality of care delivered at the Oakden Older Persons... More
    Closed 24 July 2017
  • Pharmacy Review - Responses to the Interim Report

    The Interim Report presents the findings and options for reform arising from the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation. The issues in this report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on community pharmacy. For this reason, the Review Panel invites you to provide any... More
    Closed 23 July 2017
  • Pharmacy Review - Submissions to the Interim Report

    Submit your response to the Interim Report The Panel for the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation welcomes feedback on the reform options presented in its Interim Report. The issues contained in the Interim Report are complex, with the potential to impact significantly on... More
    Closed 23 July 2017
  • Obtaining Consumer Comments on Submission for Subsidisation of FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System

    The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) was established in 1987 to provide subsidised access to products and services required for self-management of diabetes. The Scheme currently provides subsidised syringes and needles, blood glucose test strips, urine ketone test strips and insulin... More
    Closed 17 July 2017
  • The form of the food ('as prepared') rules for the Health Star Rating system

    Introduction The Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC), responsible for overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HSR system, is reappraising the form of the food (‘as prepared’) rules in The Guide for Industry to the HSR Calculator . On 28 April 2017... More
    Closed 30 June 2017
  • Antenatal Care Guidelines Review

    This consultation is seeking feedback as part of a review of selected topics under the Antenatal Care Guidelines. Antenatal Care Guidelines In November 2010 all Health Ministers agreed to the National Maternity Services Plan which included the development of national evidence-based... More
    Closed 27 June 2017
  • Development of the Aged Care Diversity Framework

    Developing an Aged Care Diversity Framework The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, has asked the Department of Health to co-design an Aged Care Diversity Framework (the Framework) by December 2017. To inform development of the Framework the... More
    Closed 26 June 2017
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