The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Policy Papers

The Institute regularly produces policy papers following roundtables, forums and stakeholder events, that are then submitted to government and other decision makers.

On 29 April 2019, The George Institute for Global Health delivered a statement at the multi-stakeholder hearing in New York held in preparation for the UN High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage.

Australia’s health system is under strain and in urgent need of transformation to strengthen consumer-centred and community-based primary health services a new report has found.

The United Nations held its third High-Level Meeting on the prevention and control of NCDs on 27 September 2018. The George Institute for Global Health set out five priorities for governments to commit to tackling the rising burden on NCDs

June 2018

Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services.

March 2018

On 16 November 2017, The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network convened a policy roundtable with key stakeholders to address the pressing need to improve the awareness, prevention, and treatment of sepsis in Australia.

September 2017

Driver licensing leads to better access to education and employment, and is an important social determinant of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Despite this, there are multiple barriers to driver licensing for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, including access to vehicles and supervising drivers for learner drivers.

September 2017

The following report consists of recommendations to leverage digital technologies for health outcomes from the roundtable to be considered by the Joint Working Group of Senior Officials.

Download Australia-India: Leveraging Digital Technologies for Health Outcomes report (PDF 95KB)

April 2017

On 10 February 2017, The George Institute for Global Health convened a special policy roundtable to examine models for the funding of medicines in Australia. The aim of this roundtable was to evaluate the potential structural and financial reforms required to support sustainable access to medicines for consumers within the Australian health system in this era of targeted medicines, and to formulate avenues for further exploration in this area.

August 2016

Health and consumer leaders have released a blueprint for 21st Century Medicare aimed at giving patients greater say in a team-based health care system. 

April 2016

Australia’s healthcare system needs to be more transparent and accessible to put consumers at the centre of health decision making, says a joint report by The George Institute for Global Health and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF).

November 2015

The report into Australia-China healthcare opportunities by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, National Australian Bank and the George Institute for Global Health has identified areas where Australian businesses can capitalise on China’s increasing demand for quality healthcare and the China-Australia free trade agreement. 

August 2015

More than 30 healthcare experts and community representatives met at a roundtable held by The George Institute for Global Health on August 6, 2015 to discuss how Australia’s healthcare system is funded.