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 pregnancy warning labels

Published
14 Jun 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This submission was developed to provide RACP’s views to the Food Regulation on its targeted consultation on pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages.

RACP submission to National Children’s Commissioner report: Australia’s progress implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Published
31 May 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health
Description
In this submission, the RACP reports to the National Children’s Commissioner on Australia’s progress implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It focuses on highlighting insufficient progress for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; refugee children seeking asylum in Australia; children in out of home care; children living with disability and children in the juvenile justice system.

RACP Obesity Evidence Review

Published
16 May 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Description
The RACP’s Obesity Working Party has developed a position statement on action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course. The position statement and the recommendations within it are supported by this Evidence Review.

Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018

Published
04 May 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
The submission highlights the RACP’s strong opposition to the trial, and the lack of consultation with addiction medicine and the health sector more generally and the wider health profession on these proposed measures. The trial fails to recognise that addiction is a serious and complex health issue which is difficult to overcome and that recurring instances of relapse are inherent to the nature of the disorder. The proposed drug testing trial does not take this into account, nor does it acknowledge or address the severe shortage of available addiction treatment and support services across the country.

Policy on Electronic Cigarettes

Published
26 Apr 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
e-cigarettes
Description
This document provides the position of the RACP on electronic cigarettes and an overview of the existing evidence on their potential role in smoking cessation, the known health implications, and regulatory frameworks being taken nationally and internationally.

Integrated Care: Physicians supporting better patient outcomes Discussion paper

Published
12 Apr 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Health care reform
Description
The Integrated Care: Physicians supporting better patient outcomes Discussion paper has been produced by the RACP Integrated Care Working Party. The Discussion Paper contains seven principles for integrated care from the specialist perspective and two pillars fundamental to the RACP vision of integrated care.

AFOEM submission to Monash University’s draft clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice

Published
09 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
Monash University has prepared a draft guideline on the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions. The guideline aims to provide general practitioners with the best available evidence that they need to assist them in the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in their patients. This document provides AFOEM’s response to this public consultation.

RACP Submission to the TGA. Prescription strong (Schedule 8) opioid use and misuse in Australia – options for a regulatory response.

Published
02 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This submission outlines our proposed recommendations to address the issues of prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia as well as some specific comments regarding the regulatory options being proposed by the TGA.

RACP submission: Consultation on the Australian Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

Published
12 Feb 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is the RACP’s submission commenting on the Australian government’s Consultation Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

RACP Submission to the SA Department of Health and Ageing’s consultation paper

Published
02 Feb 2018
Topic
Description
This submission outlines the RACP and the AChAM’s significant concerns regarding this model of mandatory assessment and/or treatment being implemented for individuals with a severe substance dependency to methamphetamine in South Australia based on the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010.
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