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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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.

RACP Submission to the TGA. Prescription strong (Schedule 8) opioid use and misuse in Australia – options for a regulatory response.

Published
02 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This submission outlines our proposed recommendations to address the issues of prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia as well as some specific comments regarding the regulatory options being proposed by the TGA.

Prioritising Health: South Australia Election Statement 2018

Published
01 Mar 2018
Published in
SA, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
This election statement has been developed by the South Australian Committee. It identifies priorities for the incoming state government.

RACP Submission: End of Life Choice Bill 2017 (New Zealand)

Published
21 Feb 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Euthanasia
Description
This submission provides feedback on the End of Life Choice Bill 2017 and examines the impact that the introduction of the proposed scheme would have on physician practise, persons and their carers/whānau in New Zealand.

Prioritising Health: Tasmanian Election Statement 2018

Published
16 Feb 2018
Published in
Tas, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
This election statement has been developed by the Tasmanian Committee. It identifies priorities for the incoming state government.

RACP submission: Consultation on the Australian Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

Published
12 Feb 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is the RACP’s submission commenting on the Australian government’s Consultation Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

RACP Submission to the SA Department of Health and Ageing’s consultation paper

Published
02 Feb 2018
Topic
Description
This submission outlines the RACP and the AChAM’s significant concerns regarding this model of mandatory assessment and/or treatment being implemented for individuals with a severe substance dependency to methamphetamine in South Australia based on the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ submission to the Newcastle CBD Liquor Licence Conditions Review

Published
23 Jan 2018
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is a short submission to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority advocating for the retention of current restrictions on alcohol trading hours in Newcastle.
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