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 Medical Council of New Zealand’s Statement on the maintenance and retention of patient records

Published
17 Sep 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Health system
Description
The RACP supports the statement and additions proposed by the Medical Council of New Zealand and welcomes the expanded focus on technology and its use in recording consultations.

RACP Submission to the Productivity Commission’s development of an Indigenous Evaluation Strategy

Published
10 Sep 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
This RACP submission has a strong focus on the RACP Medical Specialist Access Framework (MSAF) and its principles, and also addresses a number of questions from the Issue Paper. The Indigenous Evaluation Strategy is intended to be used by all Australian Government agencies for policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The project was initiated in response to increasing calls for a stronger focus on monitoring and evaluation to improve Indigenous program design and delivery.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Consultation on oligosaccharides in infant formula

Published
05 Sep 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
This RACP submission to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Consultation on oligosaccharides in infant formula is based on Fellow input and existing College positions about infant formula

RACP submission to the Climate Health WA Inquiry

Published
30 Aug 2019
Published in
WA, Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
The RACP commends the WA Department of Health on its Climate Health Inquiry and its Climate and Sustainability Forum Working Group Report. The RACP’s submission highlights relevant areas from the College’s climate change and health position statements as well as key documents from the Climate and Health Alliance, and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

RACP submission to the Advertising Standards Authority on the standards for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol

Published
30 Aug 2019
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ submission to the Advertising Standards Authority as part of its review of the standards for Advertising and Promotion of Alcohol. These standards govern what content can be included in advertisements for alcohol, when and where they may be shown and other matters.

RACP submission to the Ministry of Health on the review of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme

Published
30 Aug 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Child health
Description
RACP submission to the Ministry of Health as part of the Ministry's review of its universal child health, development and wellbeing programme, Well Child Tamariki Ora, which covers all children born in Aotearoa NZ from birth to 5 years.

Supplementary evidence – Case Studies to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislative Committee inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

Published
28 Aug 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Asylum seekers
Description
As a result of the RACP submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019, the College has been asked to appear before the Inquiry hearings. These case studies were provided as supplementary evidence to support the RACP position.

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislative Committee inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

Published
28 Aug 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Asylum seekers
Description
This RACP submission is in response to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 and recommends that the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 Bill is NOT passed.

The RACP Submission to the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice - 2019 Review of the Dust Disease Scheme

Published
27 Aug 2019
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Description
The RACP's Submission to the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice - 2019 Review of the Dust Disease Scheme. This submission was led by the RACP's Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM).

Joint Expert Position Statement on Health-Based Standards for Thresholds of Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide & Ozone

Published
13 Aug 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
The RACP contributed to a Joint Expert Position Statement coordinated by The Lung Health Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and Environmental Justice Australia on health-based national standards for the air pollutants nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and ozone.
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