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Internal Medicine Journal: November 2022

Date published
23 Nov 2022
Description
The November 2022 issue of the Internal Medicine Journal (Volume 52, Issue 11) is now live. This month’s Editor's choice is an original article titled 'Real-world opioid prescription to patients with serious, non-malignant, respiratory illnesses and chronic breathlessness'.

Raise the age: Medical colleges open letter

Date published
17 Nov 2022
Description
Paediatricians, physicians, and other medical specialists across Australia continue to campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years as a vital measure to protect the health and wellbeing of children, as part of the Raise the Age Campaign.

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The Policy & Advocacy Annual Report

Date published
15 Nov 2022
Description
The Policy & Advocacy Annual Report highlights policy and advocacy activity over the past 12 months of the College Policy & Advocacy Council (CPAC). Covering the reporting period ending 31 October 2022, it also include work from the CPAC representative College bodies, in line with the CPAC work plan and the CPAC Plan 2022-26.

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Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on First Nations Communities - Australia

Date published
15 Nov 2022
Description
Held on Thursday, 17 November 2022 from 6pm to 7.30pm, this webinar is designed to give you a better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on First Nations communities in Australia. It will help you feel better equipped to consider how healthcare should be targeted to ensure that First Nations communities aren't adversely impacted.

Victorian kids need your support

Date published
09 Nov 2022
Description
The Victorian election is coming up – an important opportunity for leaders from across the political spectrum to prioritise our children’s health and recovery from the pandemic. Please take a minute to use our easy online tool to email Victorian political leaders. Ask them to help our kids catch up from the COVID-19 pandemic We’ve drafted the email for you, so it's quick and easy. It only takes a minute to speak to support Victorian kids.

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Increasing PBS medicines that can be approved online

Date published
31 Oct 2022
Description
Services Australia has been working with the Department of Health and Aged Care to increase the number of PBS items that can be approved in ‘real time’ using the Online PBS Authorities System (the system).

My Health Record: RACP members share their daily practice experiences

Date published
28 Oct 2022
Description
Our engaging new video series highlights how members experience using My Health Record. The videos show you how to best use My Health Record for accessing pathology information, advance care planning, secure messaging, and ordering medications electronically.

National law reforms pass parliament

Date published
27 Oct 2022
Description
The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (the Bill) passed in the Queensland parliamenton 14 October 2022. The Bill, which contains the widest-ranging reform to health practitioner regulation since the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme) was first established, embeds public protection at the heart of regulatory decision making.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: October 2022

Date published
27 Oct 2022
Description
The Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health publishes original research articles of scientific excellence in paediatrics and child health. The October 2022 edition is now live and available to view online.

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RACP's media release on the October 2022 Budget

Date published
26 Oct 2022
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has welcomed key wellbeing measures and the delivery of health election commitments in the October Budget 2022, but says it falls short of what is required to protect public healthcare in the evolving crisis.

RACP cultural safety standards

Date published
24 Oct 2022
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is committed to fostering a culturally-safe and competent College. We want to equip and educate the broader physician workforce to improve Indigenous health through its Indigenous Strategic Framework.

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Pre-Budget Submission to the Australian Treasury

Date published
10 Oct 2022
Description
In the lead up to the 25 October budget, the RACP’s Pre-Budget Submission is calling on the Australian Government to prioritise measures relevant to delivering and enhancing its commitments.

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Meet our SPDP Facilitator Dr Rod McClure

Date published
06 Oct 2022
Description
Dr Rod McClure is a firm supporter of the Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP). He graduated MBBS from the University of Sydney and spent 10 years in clinical and public health practice and was awarded a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health. He is also a current Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM).

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health: October 2022

Date published
27 Sep 2022
Description
The early-view of the October 2022 issue of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health is now live on Wiley Online Library.

Internal Medicine Journal: September 2022

Date published
27 Sep 2022
Description
The September 2022 issue of the Internal Medical Journal (IMJ) is now live on the RACP website. This month’s Editor's Choice is an original article titled Serum anion gap revisited: a verified reference interval for contemporary use.

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Important information about your Medicare Online access

Date published
25 Sep 2022
Description
Services Australia will be removing access to Medicare Online (including Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Australian Immunisation Register) using ageing patient administration software from 4 October 2022, or earlier as requested by their software developer. ECLIPSE users and complex organisations such as jurisdictions and pathology providers, will not be impacted at this stage.

New MBS MRI item introduced for endometriosis

Date published
19 Sep 2022
Description
On 1 November, Medicare Benefits Schedule MRI item 63563 will be introduced for consultant physicians examining for sub fertility and suspected deep endometriosis involving the bowel, bladder, or ureter, where pelvic ultrasound is inconclusive.

Eric Susman Prize: closing 15 September 2022

Date published
02 Sep 2022
Description
First awarded in 1962, the Eric Susman Prize is a prestigious award presented annually to an RACP Fellow for the best contribution to the knowledge of any branch of internal medicine.

Want to help improve the RACP trainee experience?

Date published
24 Aug 2022
Description
We'd like to ask for your opinion on some ideas we’re considering implementing. The sessions will take place over the next two weeks. Trainees who would like to participate will receive a link to book a time that works best for you.

COVID-19 vaccinations for children updates

Date published
22 Aug 2022
Description
The Department of Health and Aged Care has issued important information on COVID-19 vaccinations.

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