Conversations for Change Consultation Survey

Closed 22 Jan 2023

Opened 26 Sep 2022


The views and experiences of patients (consumers) and their carers on medicines and medical services and products play an important part in informing advice to the Australian Government on what should be provided.

A process called health technology assessment (HTA) is used to inform this advice and includes consideration of the views and experiences of patients and carers.

The Office of Health Technology Assessment’s (OHTA) Consumer Evidence and Engagement Unit (CEEU) is looking at how to improve the way we communicate and engage with, and include, consumers and carers in HTA.  

The CEEU will be conducting a series of community consultations during 2022 under the name ‘Conversations for Change’.

You can watch the presentation on Conversations for Change to find out more information.

About this survey

This survey is the first “Conversations for Change” consultation activity and asks about when and how the consumer view could be included in the HTA process and what is needed for this to happen.

The survey is open to all including:

  • Individuals interested in accessing specific medicines or medical services for themselves or someone they care for;
  • Healthcare professionals using or providing medicines or medical services;
  • Other individuals or organisations interested in HTA processes.

The survey asks five questions and there is also an opportunity to add other comments. You can choose to answer one or all of the questionsYou can answer the questions online or upload a file. 

You can save and come back at any time to your response before the consultation close date. Once you have submitted, a copy of your submission will be emailed to the contact email address provided.

Resources and support

If you are not familiar with how medicines and medical services and products become funded, you might like to review the following presentation. The slides from this presentation are also available to be downloaded

An Introduction to Health Technology Assessment - Presentation

You can also download a PDF copy of the survey to help you prepare for responding online by clicking the link below.

If you are unable to or have difficulty responding online, please email

How will this information be used?

Findings from the survey will be collated and analysed to inform further consultations this year with consumers and health consumer and patient organisations.

Personal information will not be included in these summaries and is collected should any information need to be verified or questions arise that need further clarification.

A formal report will also be produced at the conclusion of the Conversations for Change activities.


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