Health Issues Centre


Setting things right: improving the consumer experience of AHPRA including the joint notification process between AHPRA and OHSC

In March 2014, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) commissioned the Health Issues Centre Victoria (HIC) to investigate and make suggestions to improve the consumer experience of the National Scheme that regulates health practitioners.

When the hospital makes you sick

The chemicals used in hospitals cause symptoms in people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). However, the indoor air quality in hospitals can be improved to make hospitals more accessible and healthier environments for everyone. This article describes some of the problems people with MCS experience...
Discussion paper

Consumer participation and culturally and linguistically diverse communities: a discussion paper

This discussion paper is intended to assist in the implementation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumers, carer and community participation in the Victorian health care system and builds on existing Victorian government policies regarding participation in health care as well as ethnic health policy...

Call for action: oral health

The HIC is a member of the Oral Health Alliance, an alliance of organisations representing health consumers, welfare recipients, health service providers and health professionals. The alliance has written to the major political parties seeking their response to a set of questions regarding their commitment...

Senate Select Committee on Medicare: submission by the Health Issues Centre

The primary focus of the Health Issues Centre's submission is to examine the most cost-effective and equitable way to restore bulk-billing by GPs. The centre recommended that the 30% rebate for private health insurance be scrapped, and the $2.26 billion saved be redirected to: restoring...