Public consultation on items to be considered by the PBAC (March 2023)

Closed 25 Jan 2023

Opened 23 Nov 2022

Overview

Consultation is now open for items listed on the March 2023 Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) agenda.

The PBAC welcomes input from patients, carers, health professionals, consumer groups or organisations and members of the public on medicines submitted for PBAC consideration. 

The PBAC considers these public consultation inputs when considering the clinical and economic evidence presented by the applicant.

  • Input can be submitted via the online survey.  A copy of the questions asked in the survey and additional guidance can be downloaded below under ‘Related’ to assist your preparation.
  • There is the option to upload a file with your submission. The preferred file types are PDF or Microsoft Word, however other file types will be accepted, provided they are no larger than 25mb. If your file is too large, or you wish to upload more than one file, please contact commentsPBAC@health.gov.au
  • 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.

Providing input on more than one medicine? You will need to complete a separate survey for each medicine. Alternatively, email your input to commentsPBAC@health.gov.au

Please note that in the last question we welcome your comments and suggestions on ways to improve the survey and this process. All responses are considered after each round of consultation, and improvements are then made to the survey and its guidance where appropriate. 

What happens next

PBAC Outcomes are published to inform the public about the PBAC’s advice to the Minister for Health. The documents report the PBAC’s recommendation in each case and summarise the reasons for the advice. 

The PBAC outcomes are available on the PBS website six (6) weeks after each PBAC meeting and can be found using the Medicine Status Website.

Further explanation of the PBAC outcome and input received is available in the Public Summary Document. Public Summary Documents are available on the PBS website  approximately four (4) months after the PBAC meeting. See the PBAC calendar  for publication dates.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • All