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 Voluntary Assisted Dying Statement November 2018

Published
05 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Euthanasia
Description
The statement is offered as guidance to physicians and policymakers on the issues associated with voluntary assisted dying.

RACP Submission on Consultation Draft of the Reform Agenda for Alcohol and Drug Services in Tasmania

Published
26 Oct 2018
Published in
Tas, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
The RACP submission offers general support for the strategic focus on integrated care and prevention and calls for further investment in the Alcohol and Drug sector in Tasmania.

RACP submission to National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services consultation

Published
26 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
In this submission the RACP outlines important measures and improvements for a national strategic approach to appropriate and comprehensive maternity services in Australia.

RACP Submission: Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education

Published
26 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
Stillbirth is a tragic complication of pregnancy which often remains poorly understood within the health profession and the wider community. In this submission the RACP outlines important measures to help minimise stillbirths, as well as better manage those that occur.

RACP Submission on the draft guide for the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018

Published
05 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Therapeutics
Description
This submission was developed to provide feedback on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s draft guidance document for the new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2018 (2018 Code). It outlines support for the 2018 Code, and provides feedback on the guidance document, outlined within.

RACP Submission to Inquiry into the My Health Record system

Published
04 Oct 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Digital Health
Description
RACP submission to the Community Affairs References Committee inquiry into the My Health Record (MHR) system.

RACP submission to the next iteration of the National Tobacco Strategy

Published
30 Aug 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Public health
Description
This submission is provided to the Commonwealth Department of Health’s consultation to inform the development of the next iteration of the National tobacco strategy, which expires at the end of 2018.

Feedback on SNOMED CT Subset Development for National Patient Flow: General paediatrics and child developmental services

Published
20 Aug 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
The RACP strongly supports the Ministry of Health providing a clear directive as to the need for national consistency in the implementation of the SNOMED-CT subsets.

RACP submission to the Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW)

Published
09 Aug 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
In 2012, in New South Wales, amendments relating to organ and tissue donation were made to the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW) including the need for review of the Act after 5 years to determine whether the amendments have been effective in increasing donation in NSW. This submission presents the RACP’s feedback on the NSW Health’s discussion paper Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act to inform this process.

RACP Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
The RACP provided a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The submission outlined the RACP’s support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and provided the joint Statement of Support for the Uluru statement, developed by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and signed by the RACP
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