All health services must be accessible to all consumers. Those consumers who are forced to travel long distances for health care must be adequately catered for. There should be more community participation in health and community service. There is a need for adequate representation at local and regional health services. CPSA opposes a two-tier system of health care and the privatisation of health services.

Read CPSA's full health policy here

My Health Record changes

TWO My Health Record changes have been proposed by the Australian Government to make My Health Record acceptable to people concerned about their private medical information.

Read more: My Health Record changes

CPSA Summer campaign: air conditioning subsidy

THE Minister for Social Housing has responded to CPSA’s letter urging the NSW Government to fit air conditioners in all social housing dwellings located in areas that experience prolonged periods of high temperatures.

Read more: CPSA Summer campaign: air conditioning subsidy

Change to MRI referrals by GPs

FROM 1 November 2018, GPs will no longer be able to make referrals for knee-MRIs for patients 50-and-older. Instead, the GP must refer patients to a specialist, who is then able to make the referral if they think it is necessary.

Read more: Change to MRI referrals by GPs

My Health Record: in or out?

The roll-out of My Health Record has created a media storm, with arguments for and against participation flying thick and fast.

Read more: My Health Record: in or out?

Plan your healthcare

Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) has reported that it has received five times the number of calls it did the previous year.

Read more: Plan your healthcare

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