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 Ministry of Health on the Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm

Published
12 Oct 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Public health
Description
The RACP believes that the proposed strategic goal, objectives and priority action areas are reasonable. However, reducing gambling harm requires a muilti-sector, interdisciplinary response and the College identifies a number of areas in which the strategy may be augmented.

RACP Submission to National Medicines Policy Discussion Paper

Published
07 Oct 2021
Published in
Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
The regulation of medicines and medical devices is of great importance to the College. The College submission to the first Discussion Paper of the National Medicines Policy (2000) Review advocates for ongoing Specialist Physician involvement throughout the process, draws attention to the strong need for this updated policy framework to operate consistently across all health sectors, to address the needs of different populations, to build the workforce, to improve medication safety, to secure supply chains and to be framed to safeguard the environment. As the Expert Advisory Committee will also be deciding on whether to expand the NMP to include health technologies or revise the definition of medicines, the RACP submission includes a range of significant factors that should be considered.

RACP Submission to the Justice Select Committee on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill

Published
08 Sep 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP strongly supports the intention of the Bill to prohibit conversion practices. Efforts to change sexual orientation or gender identity through the guise of health care are unethical. These practices are opposed to the fundamental principles of medical practice, being the promotion of wellbeing and not doing harm.

RACP Submission to the Productivity Commission – A Fair Chance for All Inquiry

Published
27 Aug 2021
Topic
Description
The RACP believes that, for the inquiry to be useful, it must focus on the intersections of different vectors of disadvantage in our society. If this is not the main focus, it risks simply reiterating existing knowledge, and providing a continued justification for a lack of action.

RACP Submission on the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children

Published
13 Aug 2021
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
The Department of Social Services is developing the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. The RACP submission provides feedback and ideas on how the successor plan’s first five-year implementation plan can create real change. The successor plan can only be successful if governments, the non-government and Aboriginal community-controlled sectors work together to identify and agree on more integrated approaches. This will require significant effort and investment and, given the scope of change required, should be a key focus of the implementation plan.

RACP Submission to the Ministry of Health - Amendments to the schedule of the Medicines (Designated Pharmacist Prescribers) Regulations 2013

Published
05 Aug 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Safety and quality
Description
The RACP believes that the format of this consultation is not conducive to the development of useful and relevant feedback. Despite this, we include in our submission opinions from our members on the suitability of specific medicines for addition to the schedule.

RACP Submission to the Ministry of Health – Provide your feedback on the PHARMAC Review

Published
16 Jul 2021
Topic
Public health
Description
The RACP recognises the comparative advantages of PHARMAC’s model, but believes there are significant failings in its current operation regarding transparency, equity, and the availability of niche drugs. We recommend that the review address these issues, alongside other matters contained within our submission.

RACP response to Department of Health survey draft Terms of Reference on the Post-market review of the medicines listed on the PBS Opiate Dependence Treatment Program

Published
02 Jul 2021
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This response was led by the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) to the Department of Health's initial consultation survey on the post-market review of the medicines listed on the PBS Opiate Dependence Treatment Program. The survey focuses specifically on the draft Terms of Reference for the review.

RACP submission to the National Transport Commission’s Assessing Fitness to Drive 2021 review

Published
10 Jun 2021
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational and environmental health
Description
This submission provides the College’s feedback on the proposed amendments to the Guidelines on Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) for commercial and private vehicle drivers to inform the National Transport Commissions’ 2021 review of the Guidelines.

RACP submission to the Ministry of Health - National Cervical Screening Programme: HPV Primary Screening Clinical Pathway to Introduce Self-Testing

Published
08 Jun 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Adult Medicine
Description
The RACP strongly supports universal availability of self-testing for HPV primary screening, and suggests wider considerations to improve access.
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