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 Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

Published
06 Dec 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Rehabilitation medicine
Description
Australian Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport (the Committee) conducted an Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia in 2018. The College made a submission to this Inquiry, in close collaboration with the Australasian Sleep Association. The terms of reference included address of the potential and known causes, impacts and costs (economic and social) of inadequate sleep and sleep disorders on the community; access to services; education and training; and workforce issues. The College put forward eight recommendations.

RACP submission on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Published
05 Dec 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
The RACP strongly supports the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy being centred on the child in the context of their whānau.

RACP written submission to Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services (consultation paper 2)

Published
30 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
This RACP submission provides the College’s feedback on the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) second consultation paper titled Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services released in November 2018. The intent of this consultation paper is to outline how the Government will develop a national strategic approach for appropriate and comprehensive maternity services of Australian women who are pregnant. The RACP also made a submission to an earlier version of this consultation paper in June 2018.

Consensus Statement on the Clinical Implications of a Positive Syphilis Serology Test in the Context of a Previous Negative Syphilis Point of Care Test

Published
29 Nov 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Sexual health
Description
This position statement discusses the clinical implications of a past negative point-of-care test in the clinical staging, and hence treatment, of a person with a subsequent positive laboratory-based serological syphilis test result. This statement outlines the current view in 2018 of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) in the context of the northern Australia Syphilis Outbreak.

Prioritising Health: 2018 Victorian Election Statement

Published
22 Nov 2018
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Victorian Committee has identified a number of policy priorities for the incoming government, accompanied by recommendations for action, and urges the incoming government to adopt strong policies which put the health of Victorians first, in line with the recommendations contained in this document.

RACP Voluntary Assisted Dying Statement November 2018

Published
05 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Euthanasia
Description
The statement is offered as guidance to physicians and policymakers on the issues associated with voluntary assisted dying.

RACP Endorsement of Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation 2018

Published
01 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Adult Medicine
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has endorsed the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) co-developed Guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of heart failure in Australia 2018.

RACP Submission to Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Published
30 Oct 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Safety and quality
Description
The RACP submission focuses on reducing the health impacts experience by people living in rental homes that are in poor condition and quality and welcomes the renewed interest by the New Zealand Government.

RACP submission: Health Research Council on setting New Zealand's first health research priorities

Published
30 Oct 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP endorses all priorities of the Strategic Investment Area which addresses child and youth health, adulthood and ageing health, the disability system, innovation in health and the challenges of a changing world.

RACP submission: New Zealand National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research

Published
30 Oct 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Ethics
Description
The RACP believes that clinical research should be enabled by streamlining ethical review processes to remove barriers.
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