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 – Ending a Doctor Patient Relationship

Published
25 Sep 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Ethics
Description
The RACP broadly supports proposed changes to the Statement, but suggests that minor changes could be made in some areas to better recognise equity concerns.

RACP Submission to the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) on the draft health outcomes and reporting framework for the NSW Workers Compensation and CTP schemes

Published
25 Sep 2020
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
This submission provides the College’s feedback on the New South Wales State Insurance Regulatory Authority’s (SIRA) draft health outcomes and reporting framework for the NSW Workers Compensation and CTP schemes. It stresses that the Framework needs to: • highlight the importance of identifying and managing psychosocial risk factors as part of value-based healthcare • acknowledge the important role different health professionals play in the schemes • acknowledge the important role employers play in improving return to work outcomes • make clear that motor accidents affect individuals across the age spectrum • make the best use of data to measure health outcomes

RACP Pre-Budget Update 2020-21

Published
25 Sep 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The ongoing global pandemic has confronted the Australian Government and Australians more broadly with a unique and wide-ranging set of public health and socioeconomic challenges which will reverberate well into the future. It has also provided health policy advocates and policy makers alike with a unique opportunity to reflect on the strengths, weaknesses and needs of our health system and society and to remake them to be more resilient and equitable, better prepared for current and future challenges and better able to deliver improved health and social outcomes for all Australians. As the Australian Government prepares to deliver its decisive COVID-era budget, the RACP suggests that these ambitious but essential goals can be achieved by investing judiciously in the set of measures proposed through this submission.

RACP Advocacy Framework

Published
23 Aug 2020
Topic
Description

Submission to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act Review

Published
19 Aug 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Climate change
Description
The RACP urges a stronger focus on the link between the environment and health in the EPBC Act Review, and for health impacts of environmental development to be addressed in law and enforceable. To achieve this the process of developing and delivering environmental law needs to include health experts including public health, occupational and environmental health, infectious diseases and respiratory physicians.

RACP submission to the MCNZ — Consultation on Telehealth

Published
14 Aug 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
e-health
Description
The RACP supports proposed changes to the Medical Council’s telehealth statement. In the post-COVID environment, the changes better reflect the reality of telehealth in a modern environment. However, we believe that the statement still represents a relatively conservative position, which could be opened up in the future.

RACP submission to the MCNZ — Discussion Paper on Artificial Intelligence

Published
14 Aug 2020
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Technology
Description
The RACP believes that currently, the Discussion Paper fails to properly address the issue of equity, and its many implications in the use of artificial intelligence. While the Discussion Paper aptly considers other issues, it would be greatly improved by the inclusion of a more comprehensive analysis of the way equity will interact with the future use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Supplementary ethics submission to the Aotearoa NZ Ministry of Health’s National Ethics Advisory Committee

Published
04 Aug 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Ethics
Description
This RACP submission is supplementary to the RACP’s previous submission on the draft Framework1 which highlights that Te Tiriti o Waitangi is an absolute commitment to pursuing health equity for Māori, which should not be subsumed under other concerns. This supplementary submission focuses specifically on the ethical issues outlined in the NEAC Framework and has been developed by the RACP Ethics Committee. It should be read in conjunction with the previous RACP submission.

Submission to the Royal Commission for Aged Care - Impact of COVID-19 on Aged Care services

Published
30 Jul 2020
Published in
Australia
Topic
Aged health
Description
This RACP submission to the Royal Commission for Aged Care focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the aged care sector. Physicians address firstly, serious concerns about Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) and secondly, experience relating to hospital and community care. The RACP will work with all levels of Government to improve services for older persons, and specifically medical care, so that the harm and potential for harm to older people related to COVID-19 is minimised and high quality, responsive and timely care becomes the sustainable standard.

Prioritising Health: 2020 Northern Territory Election Statement

Published
17 Jul 2020
Published in
NT, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The Northern Territory Regional Committee has developed the Election Statement to identify and advocate for its priority areas. The statement makes NT-specific recommendation on priority areas drawn from existing approved College positions.
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