What is policy and advocacy at the RACP?
Our Fellows and trainees care passionately about their profession and the people they treat. Through our Policy and Advocacy division, they contribute their extensive knowledge across more than 33 different specialties to advocate on behalf of their patients and our communities. With the input of our members, we:
- make submissions to a wide range of public health inquiries
- develop position statements, policy documents and strategies backed by scientific evidence to contribute to public debate on key healthcare issues
- maintain ongoing high level relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders across the healthcare sector, the medical professions, state and Federal Government in Australia and national Government in New Zealand.
- Proactively speak out in the media on behalf of patients, physicians and paediatricians on topical and relevant healthcare issues