How can I represent my profession?
If you are an RACP physician, paediatrician or trainee with a passionate interest in Policy and Advocacy– we want to hear from you.
Our Policy Reference Group is a vibrant and diverse cohort of trainees and Fellows who contribute to the RACP's policy and advocacy work on topics aligned with their expertise, at times that fit their busy schedule. Joining the PRG allows you to:
- Contribute to the development of influential and widely publicised RACP position statements policies and submissions
- advocate these through your networks and communities,
- be the voice of your profession and a respected medical college, at key events and meetings,
- participate in active and highly publicised advocacy campaigns.
Join the PRG today by emailing the Policy and Advocacy team firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online contact form.
How is policy developed by the RACP?
Our broad strategic policy and advocacy priorities are set at meetings twice a year by our College Policy and Advocacy Council (CPAC) – which counts some of our most eminent Fellows as members.
Throughout the year on an almost weekly basis possible new healthcare policy and advocacy issues that may align to those broad priorities are either identified by Fellows, or suggested to the College from external parties right across the health care sector.
Each week the Fellow led The CPAC Advisory Committee decides which issues can go forward for development of fully fledged policies or position statements.
A finished policy document is the result of several months of detailed peer reviewed research and literature reviews to ensure these healthcare thought leadership statements encompass global best practise in their respective fields.
The CPAC Advisory Committee then approves the policy and it is published. If the policy relates to a significantly topical public issue, it may be formally launched at an event hosted by the College.
Read more about our Policy and Advocacy Priorities.
Find out more about the faculties and chapters that have Policy and Advocacy Committees
Read published RACP policies, position statements and submissions on the Policy and Advocacy Library or the Policy Submissions page.