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 NSW Election Statement

Published
01 Mar 2019
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Election-related health advocacy
Description
The RACP’s NSW/ACT Regional Committee’s 2019 election statement identifies four policy priorities for the incoming government, with recommendations for action: physician wellbeing and workplace culture; the spike in accelerated silicosis; minimising harms of drug and alcohol consumption; and high-value care.

RACP submission to the draft Productivity Commission report ‘A Better Way to Support Veterans’

Published
21 Feb 2019
Topic
Description
This College submission was developed by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Policy & Advocacy Committee (PAC), in consultation with the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) PAC. It provides feedback and recommendations to the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans on ways to improve the current veterans’ compensation and rehabilitation system so that it works better in the interest of veterans, their families and the Australian community more broadly.

RACP submission to Discussion Paper on a Proposed Productivity Commission inquiry into the private health sector

Published
15 Feb 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
This RACP submission comments on current practicalities associated with financial transparency of out-of-pocket (OOP) medical expenses and the challenges associated with delivering greater transparency and informed financial disclosure in the specialist physician space.

RACP Pre-Budget Submission 2019-2020

Published
14 Feb 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Pre-Budget Submission 2019-20 outlines key health funding commitments for consideration by the Australian Government ahead of the 2019 Federal Budget.

RACP Submission to the Public consultation on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women

Published
11 Feb 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
RACP submission to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s public consultation on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women which supports the recommendation to expand the time window for maternal pertussis vaccination.

RACP Feedback: Ministry of Health’s Guidance for Best Practise Management in the National Bowel Screening Programme

Published
30 Jan 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP and the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology welcomed the invitation for feedback to raise our concerns regarding the increased demand for services due to the rise in bowel cancer awareness and the development of inequity across screening services delivered by the National Bowel Screening Programme and private facilities.

RACP Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

Published
06 Dec 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Rehabilitation medicine
Description
Australian Parliament’s House Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport (the Committee) conducted an Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia in 2018. The College made a submission to this Inquiry, in close collaboration with the Australasian Sleep Association. The terms of reference included address of the potential and known causes, impacts and costs (economic and social) of inadequate sleep and sleep disorders on the community; access to services; education and training; and workforce issues. The College put forward eight recommendations.

RACP written submission to Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services (consultation paper 2)

Published
30 Nov 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Child health and young adult medicine
Description
This RACP submission provides the College’s feedback on the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) second consultation paper titled Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services released in November 2018. The intent of this consultation paper is to outline how the Government will develop a national strategic approach for appropriate and comprehensive maternity services of Australian women who are pregnant. The RACP also made a submission to an earlier version of this consultation paper in June 2018.

Prioritising Health: 2018 Victorian Election Statement

Published
22 Nov 2018
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Victorian Committee has identified a number of policy priorities for the incoming government, accompanied by recommendations for action, and urges the incoming government to adopt strong policies which put the health of Victorians first, in line with the recommendations contained in this document.

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.
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