Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Menzies Centre for Health Policy

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 Adam Elshaug – Australian Lead Author of new The Lancet Right Care Series

Professor Adam Elshaug

9 January 2017: The Menzies Centre for Health Policy congratulates Professor Adam Elshaug and colleagues on today’s launch of the Right Care Series in The Lancet. This Series of four papers and accompanying comments examines the extent of overuse and underuse worldwide, highlights the drivers of inappropriate care, and provides a framework to begin to address overuse and underuse together to achieve the right care for health and wellbeing. The authors argue that achieving the right care is both an urgent task and an enormous opportunity. Click here to read the University of Sydney’s Media Release. Further information about the series is available at: http://www.thelancet.com/series/right-care

Health Minister Jillian Skinner pays tribute to Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder

Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder

13 December 2016: Health Minister Jillian Skinner paid tribute to Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder on his departure as Chair of the Western Sydney Local Health District Board. Mrs Skinner appointed Professor Leeder as the inaugural Chair of the newly-created Board in 2011. “I had been fortunate to work with Professor Leeder over many years in Opposition and admired his views on reform, from the need for greater involvement by clinicians in local decision-making to a greater focus on preventive health, new models of care and integrated health services which focus less on acute hospital beds,” Mrs Skinner said. “The extraordinary innovations introduced into Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals and the concept of the Westmead health precinct are just two aspects of his marvellous legacy. I thank him heartily and wish him a long and happy retirement.” Read More