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.


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

The real health issues facing NSW, without the spin

Professor Andrew Wilson

24 March 2015: What happens when you bring a state health minister face-to-face with her two main challengers, fronting a roomful of health experts, without any TV cameras or dictaphones to leap on any “gaffes” or stumbles? Professor Andrew Wilson explores the real health issues facing NSW, without the spin. Read More

New Publication: A Race Against Time - The challenge of cardiovascular disease in developing economies

Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder

11 March 2015: The Menzies Centre for Health Policy congratulates Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder and colleagues on the publication of the 2nd Edition of A Race Against Time - The challenge of cardiovascular disease in developing economies. This new edition not only sounds a fresh alarm about the advancing tsunami of global CVD, but also provides a road-map for how to counter and contain that threat. Read More