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Senate report into transvaginal mesh released

The Senate have released their report into transvaginal mesh. Joint State/Territory Peaks Media Release Vindication for mesh injured women: but suspend mesh until after audit results Australia’s state and territory based health consumer organisations have welcomed the recognition of the extent and impact of harm to women, and the recommendations contained in the report from the Senate Inquiry into transvaginal mesh implants released yesterday. But they say they hoped the report had gone...

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Young people's voices the key to improving youth mental health services: PDF Health Consumers Queensland is advocating for increased involvement of young people and their parents/carers to improve mental health services for children and adolescents across Queensland. “Sadly, there are too many stories like that of Murray Benton and his family who shared their situation on social media last weekend”, said Melissa Fox, CEO of Health Consumers Queensland. “Families report profound challenges in...

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enews – march 2018

In this issue: From the CEO 2018 Annual Forum: The Evolution of Engagement Consumer networking sessions Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility Submission to the Queensland Law Reform’s Review of termination of pregnancy laws Griffith University and Health Consumers Queensland Impact Evaluation Project Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement - Brisbane Launch of new CALD resources Experience-Based Co-design toolkit for Australia launched Out of Pocket Pain survey NDIS...

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eNews – November 2017

In this issue: From the CEO Health Consumers Queensland news - what have we been up to? Consumer Networking Update 2018 Annual Forum: The evolution of engagement Sector News Women to benefit from first national treatment standard for heavy periods Free online library for mental health practitioners Secondary use of My Health Record data - plain English guide to the Public Consultation Paper Growing Deadly Families - Report and Recommendations Health Consumers Queensland Impact Evaluation...

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enews – October 2017

In this issue:   Have your say: value-based healthcare for Queensland Public Consultation to develop My Health Record secondary use of data framework now open Have your say: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures National Carers Week: Carers Count Access to healthcare: a fundamental human right CHF seeks views on new strategic plan 2017 QCYCN Forum Culture for Kids: Integrating communities and system Good Life, Good Death Expo New National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards launched next...

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enews – September 2017

In this issue: Growing Deadly Families Forum Webinar Survey: Tell us what you want Ask the Experts webcast: Prostate Cancer - What you need to know What is Stepped Care? Health Minister hears consumer case for health reform ....and much, much more.

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Health Consumers Queensland Annual Forum 2018: “The next generation of partnering”

Next year, Health Consumers Queensland’s Annual Forum will be held over two days Thursday 14 until Friday 15 June 2018 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane with the theme of “The next generation of partnering”. Health Consumers Queensland’s signature event will have an exciting new two-day format, featuring: Training workshops for health staff and consumers and carers Speed networking Inaugural Health Consumers Queensland’s Consumer Awards Evening A wide range of...

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enews – June 2017

In this issue: From the Chair 2017 Annual Forum Highlights - Townsville What Have We Been Up To? Welcome Reema Change to the way your GP can view your public hospital information Seeking Feedback Going to the doctor?   Don't draw a blank at your next visit Have Your Say: Nurse to Patient Ratios Survey

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Pelvic Mesh Implants – Submissions and Support

Women who have had mesh surgically implanted to treat vaginal prolapse or urinary incontinence are invited to respond to this survey from Australia's state, territory and national peak consumer groups, including Health Consumers Queensland. Your experiences will be vital to inform a joint Senate submission being drafted by our organizations. (Note that mesh can also be referred to as tape, a sling, or TVT) This survey is now closed. Health Issues Centre would like to thank all of the women who...

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eNews – March 2017

In this issue: From the Chair From the CEO 2017 Annual Forum Update Consumer and Community Engagement Framework Launch Free to good home Consumer Networking Training and Webinars Healthy Cover Checklist and Survey Metro North Health Forum 2017 - Evolution or Revolution: A journey to better health NDIS: Roma and Surrounds Participant, Family and Community Sessions Consumer Opportunities Helpful Resources

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