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Queens Birthday Honours 2021

Date published
15 Jun 2021
Description
Congratulations to the 38 RACP Fellows recognised in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours lists. These awards highlight the outstanding work RACP members do and the importance of that work in local, national and international communities.

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RACP releases Open Letter signed by 9 peak medical organisations to Minister Karen Andrews calling for urgent release of Biloela family

Date published
13 Jun 2021
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, representing over 25,000 physicians and trainee physicians across Australia and New Zealand, has written an Open Letter signed by 9 medical groups calling on the Australian Government to release the Biloela family from detention.

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Open Letter from the Māori Health Committee

Date published
10 Jun 2021
Description
On 4 June 2021, Te ra tika o te hauora hapori | The New Zealand Medical Journal published an open letter by the Māori Health Committee of the RACP addressing pro-equity and anti-racism in the health sector.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: A/Prof Susan Moloney

Date published
31 May 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Associate Professor Susan Moloney, past-President of the RACP’s Paediatrics & Child Health Division and previous RACP Board Director. Susan is currently the Director of Paediatrics at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Queensland, Australia, Associate Professor at the School of Medicine at Griffith University and Honorary Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

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National Reconciliation Week 2021 in Australia

Date published
27 May 2021
Description
This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week in Australia is ‘More than a word’. The reconciliation movement urges us towards braver and more impactful action.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Emily Chang

Date published
24 May 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Emily Chang, a paediatric palliative care specialist at the Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is also co-author of the New Zealand Paediatric Palliative Care End of Life care guidelines published in 2015.

AFOEM-led submission to the National Dust Disease Taskforce

Date published
24 May 2021
Description
AFOEM has provided feedback on the National Dust Disease Taskforce’s (the Taskforce) draft Vision, Strategies and Priority Areas for Action. This consultation round focused on whether the Taskforce had identified the right priority areas for action, and any practical issues in their implementation.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Kate Charlesworth

Date published
17 May 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Kate Charlesworth, a public health physician in Sydney who works in the New South Wales’ public health system as a medical specialist in environmentally sustainable healthcare. Remarkably, the first such role in Australia.

Medicare billing in public hospitals

Date published
17 May 2021
Description
The Australian Government Department of Health has updated its Medicare Billing in Public Hospitals webpage.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Professor Kim Oates

Date published
10 May 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow Professor Kim Oates, a general paediatrician who has had a 50-year career in clinical care. Kim also has research interests in child development, child behaviour and child abuse. He is internationally recognised as a ‘child advocate’ due to his pioneering work in child protection.

RACP Quarterly Issue One 2021

Date published
06 May 2021
Description
We’ve gone digital – welcome to our first online edition.

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Smokefree 2025 – Make your voice heard

Date published
04 May 2021
Description
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease in Aotearoa New Zealand, and a key driver of health inequities. The RACP is preparing a submission on the Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan and we want to hear the thoughts of our members so that we can best reflect your expertise.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Jin Russell

Date published
03 May 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow Dr Jin Russell, a developmental paediatrician at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, and a PhD student with Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest study of children and their families – Growing Up in New Zealand.

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Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence from Evolve

Date published
03 May 2021
Description
During Lung Health Awareness Month in May, Evolve launches the latest ‘Top-5’ recommendations on low-value practices in thoracic medicine.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability

Date published
29 Apr 2021
Description
In April 2021, the RACP provided its submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability. The RACP submission recognises that the health disparities experienced by people with disability and the ensuing stress to family members and carers is totally unacceptable and that the health sector, including medical colleges and health professionals, has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership in this area.

RACP asks for greater detail, commitment in the Preventive Health Strategy

Date published
29 Apr 2021
Description
The RACP’s recent submission on the draft National Preventive Health Strategy offers recommendations towards making it an inclusive and effective vision for preventive health and sets out the means for addressing major health challenges over the next decade.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: A/Prof Margie Danchin

Date published
26 Apr 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow Associate Professor Margie Danchin, consultant paediatrician within the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). She is Group Leader, Vaccine Uptake at MCRI, and is an immunisation expert with over ten years of experience in vaccine research and clinical work, both in Australia and in resource-poor settings.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: A/Prof Nitin Kapur

Date published
19 Apr 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow and President-elect of the RACP’s Paediatrics & Child Health Division, Associate Professor Nitin Kapur, a consultant paediatric respiratory and sleep physician, Director of Paediatric Education and Director of Clinical Training at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

RACP Board election 2021 results

Date published
16 Apr 2021
Description
Congratulations to the nominees who have been declared for the Member Director Board positions.

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Reimagining health post COVID-19

Date published
15 Apr 2021
Description
Acknowledging the need to tackle the pressing issues stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, the RACP's Federal Budget 2021-2022 submission asks that the Budget aim to address the joint needs of investment in sustained health reform through better integration and futureproofing and in reinvigorated and targeted prevention efforts to better connect and support the national health system.

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