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 Obesity Evidence Review

Published
16 May 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Description
The RACP’s Obesity Working Party has developed a position statement on action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course. The position statement and the recommendations within it are supported by this Evidence Review.

Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018

Published
04 May 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
The submission highlights the RACP’s strong opposition to the trial, and the lack of consultation with addiction medicine and the health sector more generally and the wider health profession on these proposed measures. The trial fails to recognise that addiction is a serious and complex health issue which is difficult to overcome and that recurring instances of relapse are inherent to the nature of the disorder. The proposed drug testing trial does not take this into account, nor does it acknowledge or address the severe shortage of available addiction treatment and support services across the country.

Integrated Care: Physicians supporting better patient outcomes Discussion paper

Published
12 Apr 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Health care reform
Description
The Integrated Care: Physicians supporting better patient outcomes Discussion paper has been produced by the RACP Integrated Care Working Party. The Discussion Paper contains seven principles for integrated care from the specialist perspective and two pillars fundamental to the RACP vision of integrated care.

AFOEM submission to Monash University’s draft clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice

Published
09 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
Monash University has prepared a draft guideline on the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions. The guideline aims to provide general practitioners with the best available evidence that they need to assist them in the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in their patients. This document provides AFOEM’s response to this public consultation.

RACP Submission to the TGA. Prescription strong (Schedule 8) opioid use and misuse in Australia – options for a regulatory response.

Published
02 Mar 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Addiction medicine
Description
This submission outlines our proposed recommendations to address the issues of prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia as well as some specific comments regarding the regulatory options being proposed by the TGA.

RACP submission: Consultation on the Australian Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

Published
12 Feb 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is the RACP’s submission commenting on the Australian government’s Consultation Draft National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026

RACP Submission to the SA Department of Health and Ageing’s consultation paper

Published
02 Feb 2018
Topic
Description
This submission outlines the RACP and the AChAM’s significant concerns regarding this model of mandatory assessment and/or treatment being implemented for individuals with a severe substance dependency to methamphetamine in South Australia based on the Victorian Severe Substance Dependency Treatment Act 2010.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ submission to the Newcastle CBD Liquor Licence Conditions Review

Published
23 Jan 2018
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This is a short submission to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority advocating for the retention of current restrictions on alcohol trading hours in Newcastle.

RACP 2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission

Published
12 Jan 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP’s Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19 outlines key health funding commitments for consideration by the Australian Government ahead of the 2018 Federal Budget.

RACP Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales

Published
01 Dec 2017
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Drug and alcohol
Description
This submission has been developed to provide the RACP’s expert input to inform the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales. This submission contains information about the nature of drug and alcohol addiction and data on illicit drug use in Australia; the limited availability of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services for people living in regional, rural and remote NSW as well as key principles for the planning and delivery of effective evidence-based drug rehabilitation services.
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