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  • 14 May, 2015
    The President's Message - 14 May 2015
    On Tuesday evening, Treasurer Joe Hockey delivered the 2015-16 Australian Federal Budget. Health did not feature strongly in the government’s public focus, with a large number of the health related measures having been released earlier by the Minister for Health; although there is a frustrating lack of detail regarding the specifics.... read more

  • 06 May, 2015
    The President's Message - 6 May 2015
    The College Policy and Advocacy Committee (CPAC), comprising nine Fellows has oversight of numerous complex and sometimes sensitive matters. Since the start of the year... read more

  • 29 April, 2015
    The President's Message - 29 April 2015
    The College received extensive media coverage this week about the important work we are doing on the EVOLVE initiative. EVOLVE is a peer-led initiative to create a list of the 'Top 5' low value practices in clinical practice and reflects the RACP's commitment to a high quality, safe and sustainable health care system.... read more

  • 24 April, 2015
    The President's Message - 24 April 2015
    RACP Congress 2015 is fast approaching and I look forward to seeing many of you as we discuss, debate and chart a path forward on the five key topics: end of life care, the health of indigenous people, the treatment of children in detention, supporting the ageing physician and gender identity.... read more

  • 09 April, 2015
    The President's Message - 9 April 2015
    Throughout 2014 the College’s specialist medical programs and continuing professional development programs underwent an accreditation assessment by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).... read more

  • 11 March, 2015
    The Presidents Message - 11 March 2015
    Last week, was an exciting week for the College, with members, specialty societies and industry stakeholders coming together to participate in the RACP led EVOLVE Forum, held on Wednesday, 4 March 2015.... read more

  • 27 February, 2015
    The President's Message - 27 February 2015
    The changes to a smaller 11 member skill-based Board will increase its relevance and effectiveness for members and the broader community, by simplifying and improving the way the College is run.... read more

  • 10 February, 2015
    The President's Message - 10 February 2015
    Welcome back to all of our members for what I am sure will be a productive 2015. The year starts with a clear focus on progressing College Reform. The Board is listening to you and will shortly send out more information... read more

  • 28 October, 2014
    The President's Message - 28 October 2014
    I had an opportunity this week to reiterate the College’s strong stance on alcohol, calling for policy change at a national level and more public debate to address Australia’s drinking culture.... read more

  • 14 February, 2013
    Australian Federal Budget 2013 - 2014 Advocacy
    The RACP Federal Budget submission is a significant piece of work produced by the RACP, representing the policy priorities of the Fellows and trainees of all Divisions, Faculties and Chapters. Whole-of-College priorities in the RACP Federal Budget submission include health workforce capacity and the provision of general medicine in the rural and remote setting.... read more