Policy and Advocacy

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

Represent your profession

If you're an RACP member interested in Policy and Advocacy– we want to hear from you.


Part of a global movement, Evolve is an initiative that drives high-value, high-quality care.

Policy and Advocacy Priorities

We care about a wide range of health care issues. Learn more here.

Make It The Norm

The RACP's 'Make It The Norm' campaign calls for New Zealand policymakers to make health equity the norm and improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Division, Faculty and Chapter Priorities

Our College is made up of eight divisions, faculties and chapters. Learn more about their individual policy priorities.

Regional Committee Priorities

Learn more about the RACP's State and Territory policy and advocacy priorities

Policy and Advocacy Library

Search the Policy and Advocacy Library for published policy documents.

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