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  • 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 3 weeks ago
  • 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 4 weeks ago
  • 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 4 weeks ago
  • 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 1 month ago
  • 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 2 months ago
  • 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 2 months ago
  • 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 2 months ago
  • Budget staff briefing event feedback

    Thank you to all staff who attended, in person or virtually, the staff budget briefing on Wednesday 10 March at 10:30 am. We used Live Stream to bring you the briefing and Poll Everywhere to capture your questions and voting on questions for the Secretary. What did you think of both the... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Submission

    The Australian Government released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI Strategy) to respond to the needs of older LGBTI peoples and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate. ... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • The National CALD Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Submission

    The Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds (the CALD Strategy) to respond to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Social and Cultural Determinants of Indigenous Health

    The Department of Health is inviting submissions from organisations and individuals on the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Health outcomes for individuals are the result of a complex interaction between biological factors and the social and... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • The National CALD Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Survey

    The Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds (the CALD Strategy) to respond to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Survey

    The Australian Government released the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI Strategy) to respond to the needs of older LGBTI peoples and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate. ... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Single Aged Care Quality Framework - Options for assessing performance against aged care quality standards

    The Australian Government is committed to the quality of care of older people and considers the health, safety and welfare of aged care recipients a high priority. As part of reforms to the aged care system, the government is developing an end-to-end, market-based system with the sector, where... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Single Aged Care Quality Framework - Draft Aged Care Quality Standards

    The Australian Government is committed to the quality of care of older people and considers the health, safety and welfare of aged care recipients a high priority. As part of reforms to the aged care system, the government is developing an end-to-end, market-based system with the sector, where... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Implementing a Ban on Cosmetic Testing on Animals

    The Australian Government has announced its commitment to implement a ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals. This commitment recognises the strong view of many Australians on this issue, and brings Australia into line with similar bans implemented in other countries. In fulfilling this... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Feedback on the National Health Genomics Policy Framework Forums

    Recently you participated in a consultation forum for the National Health Genomics Policy Framework (the Framework). We would like to hear your feedback on your experience, to help inform future events, and assist in the development of the Framework. The survey will take approximately 5-10... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • National Health Genomics Policy Framework

    * CONSULTATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, 13 MARCH 2017 * Introduction The Commonwealth Department of Health (the Department) is seeking feedback on the draft National Health Genomics Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework is a commitment between Commonwealth and states and... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • New Virtual Desktop Survey

    The Information Technology Division are improving ICT services by making changes to our desktop arrangements. Recently, you received a new virtual desktop. Now that you’ve had time to work with it, we’d like to hear about your experience. Note: If you use a Health physical desktop... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Rewards and Recognition Program

    The Rewards and Recognition Program has been created to have a single point of reference for all awards, internal and external, and to provide guidance for informal recognition. At the bottom of this page you will find the attached draft Rewards and Recognition Program which has been developed... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Review of Australia’s health system performance information and reporting frameworks

    The review of Australia’s health system performance information and reporting frameworks has been commissioned by the Department of Health, on behalf of the Australia Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC). The purpose of the review is to identify how AHMAC can modernise, strengthen and... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard - Public Consultation Survey

    The Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback on the draft Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard. The Clinical Care Standard includes a small number of quality statements describing the care that should be offered, and a set of... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Ban on Cosmetic Testing On Animals

    The Australian Government has announced its commitment to implement a ban on testing cosmetics on animals. This commitment recognises the strong view many Australians have on this issue and brings Australia into line with similar policies implemented in other countries. In fulfilling this... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Consultation on the Aged Care Legislated Review

    As part of the changes announced in 2012, a comprehensive review was included in the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 (the Act). The Aged Care Legislated Review (the Review) will look at the impact of the changes to date and where we need to take the system in the future. On... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program

    The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is a key driver of quality care in the general practice sector. In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced it would work towards changing the PIP through the measure entitled “Quality Improvement in General Practice –... More
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Consultation on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework

    This consultation period is being extended to 28 October 2016. Gathering stakeholder perspectives in the development of the National Aged Care Advocacy Framework is key to ensuring that the delivery of future aged care advocacy services continue to provide effective support to aged care... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • New Desktop Pilot Survey

    Thank you for participating in the New Health Desktop Pilot. A primary focus for the department's IT Division is to improve the stability and performance of Health’s desktop environment. One important way to achieve this goal is to deliver a desktop that best suits the needs of our staff. ... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard - Public Consultation Survey

    The Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback on the draft Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard. Clinical Care Standards aim to support the delivery of appropriate evidence-based clinical care, and promote shared decision making... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • AusPAR Survey

    The TGA would like to know what you think about the Australian Public Assessment Reports (AusPARs) for prescription medicines. This questionnaire should only take a couple of minutes to complete and will help us to understand who the audience of an AusPAR is, what AusPARs are used for and how... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Pre-submission pilot feedback

    The Pre-submission Pilot initiative was introduced in February 2016 and will run until 30 September 2016. The TGA introduced pilot changes to the pre-submission phase of the prescription medicines registration process. Participation for the pilot is open for all Type A (New Chemical and New... More
    Closed 1 year ago
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