Policy and Advocacy Library

The Policy and Advocacy Library is the culmination of the collaborative work of RACP ​members and comprises a comprehensive range of evidence-based, published RACP position statements, policies and submissions.

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RACP submission to National Children’s Commissioner report: Australia’s progress implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Published
31 May 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health
Description
In this submission, the RACP reports to the National Children’s Commissioner on Australia’s progress implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It focuses on highlighting insufficient progress for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; refugee children seeking asylum in Australia; children in out of home care; children living with disability and children in the juvenile justice system.

RACP Obesity Position Statement

Published
16 May 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Description
The RACP’s Obesity Working Party has developed a position statement on action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course.

RACP Obesity Evidence Review

Published
16 May 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Description
The RACP’s Obesity Working Party has developed a position statement on action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course. The position statement and the recommendations within it are supported by this Evidence Review.

RACP Inequities in Child Health Fact Sheet

Published
14 May 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health
Description
The RACP has developed this fact sheet alongside the Inequities in Child Health Position Statement to highlight its key messages and recommendations.

RACP Inequities in Child Health Position Statement

Published
14 May 2018
Topic
Child health
Description
The RACP’s position statement on inequities in child health is intended to inform physicians and policy-makers, and support future advocacy work regarding child health inequities.

Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018

Published
04 May 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
The submission highlights the RACP’s strong opposition to the trial, and the lack of consultation with addiction medicine and the health sector more generally and the wider health profession on these proposed measures. The trial fails to recognise that addiction is a serious and complex health issue which is difficult to overcome and that recurring instances of relapse are inherent to the nature of the disorder. The proposed drug testing trial does not take this into account, nor does it acknowledge or address the severe shortage of available addiction treatment and support services across the country.

Policy on Electronic Cigarettes

Published
26 Apr 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
e-cigarettes
Description
This document provides the position of the RACP on electronic cigarettes and an overview of the existing evidence on their potential role in smoking cessation, the known health implications, and regulatory frameworks being taken nationally and internationally.

Integrated Care: Physicians supporting better patient outcomes Discussion paper

Published
12 Apr 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Health care reform
Description
The Integrated Care: Physicians supporting better patient outcomes Discussion paper has been produced by the RACP Integrated Care Working Party. The Discussion Paper contains seven principles for integrated care from the specialist perspective and two pillars fundamental to the RACP vision of integrated care.

Rehabilitation medicine physicians delivering integrated care in the community - Early Supported Discharge programs in stroke rehabilitation: an example of integrated care

Published
27 Mar 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Rehabilitation medicine
Description
This paper focuses specifically on one physician specialty group - rehabilitation medicine physicians. It uses Early Supported Discharge for stroke rehabilitation as a detailed example of the contribution they can make to the delivery of high quality integrated care in the community.

AFOEM submission to Monash University’s draft clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice

Published
09 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
Monash University has prepared a draft guideline on the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions. The guideline aims to provide general practitioners with the best available evidence that they need to assist them in the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in their patients. This document provides AFOEM’s response to this public consultation.
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