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  • 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 feedback on the proposed options and new information that may warrant consideration as the Panel develops its Final Report. It is necessary that evidence is provided to support all considerations and... More
    Closed 23 July 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 Mental Health Service in South Australia (Oakden). The Review is being led by Ms Kate Carnell AO in conjunction with Professor Ron Paterson ONZM. Ms Carnell is a veteran public administrator and... More
    Closed 24 July 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 consumers in making healthier diet choices. The findings of the review will be provided to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) in mid‑2019. In parallel... More
    Closed 17 August 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 Forum is established by an intergovernmental Gene Technology Agreement (GTA) and includes Ministers from the Commonwealth and all States and Territories across a range of portfolios including health,... More
    Closed 29 September 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 approval under section 14A of the NHMRC Act. The draft recommendations and the rationale for the changes are outlined in the attached public consultation document (see below). Submission... More
    Closed 2 October 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 My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service) Comprehensive Assessment (conducted face-to-face by Aged Care Assessment Teams) The need for a Review of the NSAF In late 2016, the Department... More
    Closed 5 November 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 Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. The draft recommendations and the rationale for the changes are outlined in the... More
    Closed 30 November 2017
  • Review of National Gene Technology Scheme - Online Submissions

    Phase 2 Consultation is now closed. More
    Closed 18 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
  • 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 program areas. 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 which issued the RFQ. De-identified feedback may be provided to the program area. More
    Closed 31 December 2017
  • 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 about your responses will be provided to the program area which issued the RFQ. More
    Closed 31 December 2017
  • 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 Ministers’ Advisory Council governance arrangements. It was agreed by the Council of Australian Governments Health Council in November 2017. You can view the Framework by following the links below. ... More
    Closed 7 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 Review (VNR) in 2018. What information are we looking for? We are interested in case studies or planned initiatives that align with the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and... More
    Closed 19 January 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 Network regions. A detailed consultation paper has been prepared to seek stakeholder views on the policy design and implementation of SDCUs. The proposed arrangements in this paper have not been... More
    Closed 21 January 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 headed by an independent chair, Professor John Pollaers. The Taskforce is developing a strategy for growing and sustaining the workforce providing aged care services and support for older... More
    Closed 16 March 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 to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for its approval under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. The draft recommendations and the... More
    Closed 6 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 to these issues (completed) Phase 3: Preliminary Report (completed) Phase 1 and 2 consultations included almost 160 written and online submissions, eleven face-to-face consultation... More
    Closed 24 May 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 700,000 Australian women and girls are living with endometriosis; however, delays in diagnosis and a lack of definitive research on the domestic burden of the disease suggest the number could be... More
    Closed 28 May 2018
  • National Cervical Screening Program - Primary Health Network Feedback Form

    The Department of Health is seeking feedback from PHN staff on the effectiveness of communication and awareness activities relating to the National Cervical Screening Program and National Cancer Screening Register in order to identify ongoing opportunities for improvement. We look forward to receiving your feedback and your ideas for how our communication and awareness activities can be improved. The feedback and your suggestions will be shared at the next scheduled meeting. ... More
    Closed 30 June 2018
  • Consultation for initial drafting of the National Tobacco Strategy 2022-2030

    In 2018, the Department engaged Siggins Miller Consultants Pty Ltd (Siggins Miller) to facilitate a range of consultation activities to inform the initial drafting of the next National Tobacco Strategy (NTS). These included: Targeted strategy development workshops and roundtable discussions; Engagement with the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Advisory Group and the National Best Practice Unit TIS Advisory Unit to discuss the issues and... More
    Closed 17 August 2018
  • Medical Research Future Fund consultation to inform the second Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020

    Consistent with the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 (the Act), the independent Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) is conducting a national consultation to inform the development of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities (Priorities) 2018-2020. The timeframe is chosen to ensure the second set of Priorities takes effect from the day the inaugural MRFF Priorities expire, 8 November 2018. MRFF... More
    Closed 31 August 2018
  • Review and renewal of the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy

    The Office for Sport co-administers the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy 2015-18 (the Strategy) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Strategy is due to expire at the end of 2018. The Office for Sport is seeking submissions to inform the review and renewal of the Strategy. As outlined in Sport 2030 (the Australian Government’s national sports plan), Australia’s sport and recreation industry is world leading and has the ability advance... More
    Closed 14 September 2018
  • Public Consultation: Labelling of sugars on packaged foods & drinks

    Purpose This consultation has been prepared by the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) at the request of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) to support consideration of regulatory and non-regulatory options for labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks for sale in Australia and New Zealand. The desired outcome of this work is that food labels provide adequate contextual information about sugars to enable... More
    Closed 21 September 2018
  • Consultation to develop the detailed Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    On Sunday 16 September Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government's decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in residential and home aged care to senior Australians. It will also include young Australians with disabilities living in residential aged care settings. We are committed to providing older Australians with access to care that... More
    Closed 25 September 2018
  • National Cervical Screening Program - Primary Health Network Feedback Form

    The Department of Health is seeking feedback from PHN staff on the effectiveness of these teleconferences relating to the National Cervical Screening Program and National Cancer Screening Register in order to identify ongoing opportunities for improvement. PHN teleconferences are held every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure PHN staff are kept informed of progress with implementation of the renewed NCSP and the NCSR; and to discuss issues and share learnings. We look forward to... More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements - Developing a Government Response

    The Government welcomes the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (the Review) – the most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken. The Review found that Australia is a world leader in the sports integrity field, and has an international reputation as a strong advocate for effective integrity protections. However, the Review also found that there is a rapidly evolving threat environment that Australia must position itself... More
    Closed 30 September 2018
  • The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights

    The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights Consultation Paper outlines the basis for developing a single Charter of Aged Care Rights and how the draft Charter has been developed to date. As noted in the Paper, the draft Charter is aimed at stimulating feedback from this consultation. Changes to the draft Charter will be made in consideration of the feedback we receive. More
    Closed 10 October 2018
  • Establishing a National Men's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

    Australian males generally enjoy better health and a longer life expectancy than males in most other countries in the world. Yet, on average, Australian males have a shorter life expectancy than Australian females, and some population groups of males, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, have significantly shorter life expectancy than others. On 13 June 2018, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP announced the commencement of a process to establish a... More
    Closed 5 November 2018
  • Establishing a National Women's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030

    On 2 March 2018, Minister Hunt announced at the National Women’s Health Summit in Sydney, the commencement of a process to establish a national women’s health strategy for 2020 to 2030. The Strategy will take into account changes in the policy environment, identification of gaps and emerging issues so that health system resources at the national and jurisdictional levels are directed at efficiently addressing the health issues that affect women and girls. The Strategy will... More
    Closed 5 November 2018
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