Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The University of Sydney Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is the leading independent scholarly voice on health policy in Australia. It brings together scholars and practitioners with broad expertise in health policy, economics and health services research to produce high-quality analyses of current health policy issues, deliver annual public seminars, education programs and undertake comprehensive research projects. MCHP’s research program addresses five themes that include policies for health futures, value in health care, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.


Professor Andrew Wilson to Chair Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

Professor Andrew Wilson

22 May 2015: Health Minister Sussan Ley today announced the appointment of Professor Andrew Wilson as the new Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). Ms Ley also announced that new legislation would be introduced shortly that would seek to streamline the operations of the PBAC in recognition of an increasing workload of complex matters that the committee is regularly asked to consider. Read More

Benign-looking budget uses hidden fangs to drain money from health

Associate Professor Jim Gillespie

15 May 2015
Despite its purported dullness, this year’s budget still has bite, argues Dr Anne-marie Boxall and Associate Professor Jim Gillespie in a long-read essay for The Conversation's Budget: The Long View series. Read More

Medicare reviews aim to trim the 'bloated' health system

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug

23 April 2015: Three reviews aimed at modernising Medicare are about changing a bloated system at risk of serious long-term problems, according to Health Minister Sussan Ley, while MCHP experts Adam Elshaug & Stephen Leeder say cutting tests like Vitamin B and D would save millions of dollars. Full interview & transcript