Represent your profession

If you're an RACP physician, paediatrician or trainee with a passionate interest in Policy and Advocacy, we want to hear from you.

Our Policy Reference Group (PRG) 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

Contact us to join the PRG today. We'll provide you with the full list of topics for review and selection.

Policy development

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, possible new healthcare policy and advocacy issues that align to those broad priorities are identified by Fellows or suggested by external parties in the health care sector.

Each week, the Fellow-led CPAC Executive Committee decides which issues go forward for development into 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 the statements encompass global best-practise in their respective fields.

The CPAC Executive Committee then approves the policy and it's published. If the policy relates to a topical public issue, we may host an event to formally launch it.

The Physician Advocacy Online Learning Resource

Log in to your RACP Online Learning account to access this resource, which aims to provide you with the advocacy skills and competencies that will enable you to advocate on important health issues.

The resource will cover examples of successful advocacy, help you develop a good working knowledge of government and parliamentary processes, policy and media, and skills including stakeholder analysis and framing messages.

More information

Read more about our Policy and Advocacy Priorities. See Divisions, Faculties and Chapters that have Policy and Advocacy Committees to find out more.
Find out more about out policies, position statements and submissions on the Policy and Advocacy Library.  

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