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 on the draft guide for the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018

Published
05 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Therapeutics
Description
This submission was developed to provide feedback on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s draft guidance document for the new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 (2018 Code). It outlines support for the 2018 Code, and provides feedback on the guidance document, outlined within.

RACP Submission to Inquiry into the My Health Record system

Published
04 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Digital Health
Description
RACP submission to the Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the My Health Record (MHR) system.

RACP submission: Medical Council of New Zealand's revised statement on Safe Practice in an Environment of Resource Limitation

Published
28 Sep 2018
Topic
Description
RACP is generally supportive of the Medical Council of New Zealand's proposed changes to the Safe Practice in an Environment of Resource Limitation, while identifying several opportunities and suggestions.

RACP submission: Proposed changes to the National Health Index (NHI) and HISO 10046, the Consumer Identity Standard

Published
28 Sep 2018
Topic
Government
Description
The proposed changes alter the primary purpose of the NHI system, from a central source of truth to link individuals with their identifying information, to a dataset which can inform decision-making and funding as part of the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

RACP submission: NZ Draft Guidelines for Tuberculosis Control in New Zealand

Published
28 Sep 2018
Topic
Description
The RACP is encouraged to see that the Guidelines address the issue of drug-resistant tuberculosis and acknowledge the importance of early detection and the emphasis on the prevention of development of drug resistance during therapy.

RACP Submission to the Australian Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia

Published
20 Sep 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
This RACP submission includes a rapid review of the most recent evidence on biotoxin-related illnesses produced by reputable medical professional bodies and studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

RACP submission to the next iteration of the National Tobacco Strategy

Published
30 Aug 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission is provided to the Commonwealth Department of Health’s consultation to inform the development of the next iteration of the National tobacco strategy, which expires at the end of 2018.

RACP submission to Medical Council of New Zealand: Safe practice in an environment of resource limitation

Published
20 Aug 2018
Topic
Description
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.

Feedback on SNOMED CT Subset Development for National Patient Flow: General paediatrics and child developmental services

Published
20 Aug 2018
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
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.

RACP Submission - Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales

Published
09 Aug 2018
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Disability
Description
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.
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