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 – 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.

RACP submission to the Medical Council of New Zealand - Review of our statement on Non-treating doctors performing medical assessments for third parties

Published
04 Jun 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Workforce
Description
The RACP supports the proposed draft Statement, and proposes an additional section, to better address relationships beyond a one-of assessment.

RACP Submission to the Ministry of Health — Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

Published
01 Jun 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
The RACP is strongly supportive of strident action on achieving our Smokefree 2025 goal, and proposes further measures which could help support existing proposals.

RACP Submission to the Ministry of Health on the National guidelines for newborn pulse oximetry screening

Published
25 May 2021
Topic
Health care reform
Description
The RACP supports the implementation of consistent, nationwide guidelines for the implementation of newborn pulse oximetry screening. We believe that this screening tool has the potential to improve health outcomes, particularly for our most marginalised and overburdened communities.

RACP Submission to the Health Select Committee on the Sunscreen Product Safety Standard Bill

Published
25 May 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Safety and quality
Description
The RACP strongly supports the intent of the Bill to compel the Minister to establish a product safety standard for sunscreen. However, we believe that wider issues with access to sunscreen should be addressed, so that we can best prevent harm in Aotearoa NZ.

RACP Submission to the National Dust Disease Taskforce: Draft Vision, Strategies and Priority Areas for Action

Published
12 May 2021
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational and environmental health
Description
This submission to the Australian National Dust Disease Taskforce’s Draft Vision, Strategies and Priority Areas for Action was led by the College’s Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM). The key recommendation in this submission is calling for the establishment of a lead multi-agency group within the health sector who will have prime responsibility for driving the implementation of the Taskforce recommendations. This group should include representatives from key stakeholders, have clear terms of reference, be properly funded and have a long timeframe to carry on the work of the Taskforce.

RACP Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Bullying and Harassment Issues Paper

Published
30 Apr 2021
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Occupational and environmental health
Description
The RACP is strongly supportive of work that contributes to the reduction of bullying and harassment in the workplace, however we believe that the issues paper could better consider systemic issues and drivers of bullying and harassment.
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