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 the Health Select Committee – Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill

Published
24 Jan 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP strongly supports action to bring the definition of Female Gential Mutilation (FGM) contained in the Crimes Act into better alignment with international best-practice, but believes further work is needed to understand the causes of FGM in Aotearoa New Zealand.

RACP submission on the Budget Policy Statement 2020/21

Published
24 Jan 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP is supportive of the five broad priorities identified for the second Wellbeing Budget, however we believe there are significant improvements that could be made in many of these areas, including incorporation of the results of a number of reports and findings from across sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand.

RACP Submission to the Australian Senates Inquiry into Effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Published
02 Jan 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
This RACP Submission to the Australian Senate’s Inquiry into Effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) focuses on recommendations and key facts following RACP's previous FASD submission in 2011.

2020 - 2021 Pre-Budget Submission

Published
02 Jan 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
The RACP has prepared a constructive set of healthcare recommendations for the consideration of Government and ask that the 2020-2021 Budget look longer term. This submission also focuses on the joint needs of investment in prevention (and preventing condition exacerbation) and deep-seated health reform to better connect and sustain the health system.

Submission to MBS Review Taskforce Report from the Consumer Panel

Published
02 Jan 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
This RACP Submission to MBS Review Taskforce Report from the Consumer Panel focuses on comments on Consumer Panel roles, Consumer Impact and Influence in review and recommendations.

Submission to MBS Review Taskforce Reports from the Paediatric Surgery Advisory Group and the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Clinical Committee

Published
02 Jan 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
The RACP Submission to MBS Review Taskforce is focused on Reports from the Paediatric Surgery Advisory Group and the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Clinical Committee.

RACP submission Consultation on a National Obesity Strategy 2020-2030

Published
24 Dec 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission provides RACP's views on a proposed approach to a national strategy to reduce overweight and obesity.

RACP submission to the Health Select Committee on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill

Published
12 Dec 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Mental health
Description
The RACP strongly supports the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill and commends the commitment it makes by placing Te Tiriti o Waitangi, te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and whānau-centred approaches to wellbeing at the forefront of its approach.

RACP submission on the Medical Council of New Zealand's Naming Policy

Published
09 Dec 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Ethics
Description
The RACP supports the Medical Council’s proposed Naming Policy and suggests some minor clarifications to improve readability.

RACP Model of Chronic Care Management

Published
09 Dec 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Model of Chronic Care Management (MCCM) (for multi-morbidities) is a way to provide complex multiple condition management through a central coordinating mechanism, integrating care. There are two pathways: from primary care or from secondary care, using a risk algorithm. Unlike some other models, this approach addresses a gap in care – for intermediate level patients for whom physician care is integral, along with general practitioners.
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