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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The RACP shares its general support of the Medical Council of New Zealand's revised statement while identifying opportunities and areas for clarification where promoting safe practice with limited resources.
Child health and young adult medicine
The RACP strongly supports the Ministry of Health providing a clear directive as to the need for national consistency in the implementation of the SNOMED-CT subsets.
This RACP submission explores issues and areas for improvement surrounding the rollout of the NDIS in NSW, including the intersection of the NDIS and health services, early childhood early intervention and the provision of tailored supports to the community.
In 2012, in New South Wales, amendments relating to organ and tissue donation were made to the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW) including the need for review of the Act after 5 years to determine whether the amendments have been effective in increasing donation in NSW.
This submission presents the RACP’s feedback on the NSW Health’s discussion paper Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act to inform this process.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes the rollout of the My Health Record (My HR) system, which will result in safer and more effective healthcare. At the same time, the RACP supports clarification of any ambiguities or misconceptions around access rules to ensure that patient confidence in My HR is maintained.
The RACP provided a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The submission outlined the RACP’s support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and provided the joint Statement of Support for the Uluru statement, developed by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and signed by the RACP
The RACP, in line with our 'Make It the Norm' campaign, call for policymakers to make health equity the norm to improve health outcomes of the most vulnerable in our communities by abolishing letting fees.
The RACP acknowledges the people who have had a prognosis of terminal illness and recognise the diverse range of views that people living with a terminal illness have on this issue.
The RACP supports the intention of the Bill, which is in line with the RACP's 'Make It the Norm' campaign, which advocates for health equity through the social determinants of health.
The RACP calls for health equity to be made the norm to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.