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Delirium Clinical Care Standard

Date published
24 Jan 2022
Description
The RACP endorses the updated Delirium Clinical Care Standard, which was launched at the Australasian Delirium Association Conference, ‘DECLARED 2021’,

Facilitator training: Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP)

Date published
21 Jan 2022
Description
The RACP is conducting Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP) Facilitator Training Workshops for members.

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Changes to specialist telehealth MBS items welcome, must be retained beyond mid-2022

Date published
17 Jan 2022
Description
The RACP welcomes the reinstatement of telephone MBS items for specialist telehealth for the next six months, especially under the surging pandemic conditions. The RACP has strongly advocated for the retainment of MBS items for phone consultations.

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Permanent telehealth MBS arrangements welcomed but need further adjustment

Date published
07 Jan 2022
Description
The RACP welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to review recently announced telehealth arrangements to ensure patient access to specialist care. The College strongly advocates the availability of appropriate permanent telehealth specialist MBS items to priority populations, including in regional and remote areas.

Climate change is the biggest threat to health system

Date published
23 Dec 2021
Description
Medical Colleges from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand say that climate change is the biggest current threat to the future of the Australian healthcare system and is calling on the Federal Government to commit to stronger 2030 targets.

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Permanent telehealth MBS arrangements for specialists

Date published
23 Dec 2021
Description
The Department of Health has announced that from 1 January 2022 ongoing MBS arrangements built on COVID-19 temporary telehealth services will continue to support out of hospital patient access to specialist telehealth, but with some changes.

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Regulatory news

Date published
23 Dec 2021
Description
The College advises members that in 2020 ASIC issued the College with notices to provide information in relation to an investigation it was conducting as to compliance with the whistleblower provisions of the Corporations Act. The notices apply to 2020 and a period beforehand. The contents of the notices have been kept confidential given the matter concerns whistleblowers and accordingly the College is unable to provide further details.

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RACP Quarterly Issue Three 2021

Date published
26 Nov 2021
Description
RACP Quarterly is our member magazine featuring healthcare and medical news.

What are the attributes of a good physician or paediatrician?

Date published
18 Nov 2021
Description
We welcome members to complete this survey and share their views on the types of behaviours that represent high-quality professional practice by physicians and paediatricians.

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2021 New Fellow Survey - Have your say

Date published
10 Nov 2021
Description
All members who completed RACP Advanced, Faculty or Chapter training between 1 October 2019 and 1 October 2020 are welcome to share their feedback and experience through this anonymous survey.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Associate Professor Christopher Wong

Date published
02 Nov 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Associate Professor Christopher Wong, a clinical and academic cardiologist with interests in cardiovascular medicine, heart rhythm disorders and public health.

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The new Wiley Online Library App

Date published
29 Oct 2021
Description
The RACP’s flagship journals, the Internal Medicine Journal and the Journal of Paediatric and Child Health can now be accessed via the Wiley Online Library app. This app is available on the App Store and Google Play. It contains recent issues and can also be used to search for older content. RACP members have access to the full content of the RACP journals, as well as abstracts of all journals that Wiley publishes.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Associate Professor Rajesh Raj

Date published
22 Oct 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Associate Professor Rajesh Raj, a nephrologist who has completed a PhD studying outcomes in the elderly with advanced renal failure. He is the Chair of the RACP’s Tasmanian Regional Committee, was an early member of the RACP’s College Council and the College Policy and Advocacy Council. Additionally, he’s a member of the RACP’s Victorian and Tasmanian Education Committee, a member of the Post-Graduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania, and part of the Scientific Committee of the Tasmanian Human Research Ethics Committee.

Online Town Hall meeting with the Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Date published
19 Oct 2021
Description
This free webinar will be held on Wednesday, 10 November from 5.30pm to 7pm AEDT, 7.30pm to 9pm NZDT.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Carol McAllum

Date published
15 Oct 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Carol McAllum, who before specialising in palliative care was a solo, rural general practitioner for about 16 years. During that time, she met many people who were in their last months, days and hours of life. In her preceding training and hospital years, she had lingered longer with people who were dying, knowingly or otherwise. When North Haven Hospice opened in Whangarei (Aotearoa New Zealand), she became one of four general practitioners who provided medical care for the patients.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Richard Budd

Date published
05 Oct 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Richard Budd, who provides an outreach service to all the remote communities in the Katherine region and uses telehealth to provide continuity of care in-between visits.

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The Declaration of Qualified Privilege for Professional Qualities Reflection in Australia expires after 1 October 2021

Date published
30 Sep 2021
Description
From 1 October 2021, Qualified Privilege will no longer apply to Professional Qualities Reflection (PQR) for trainees in Australia as the Commonwealth has indicated that these activities no longer meet the required threshold. All documents and information that were present and declared prior to this date will continue to be protected from disclosure and confidential pursuant under section 124Y of the Health Insurance Act. However, this statutory protection will not apply to any documents or information provided as part of a Quality Assurance Activity after 1 October 2021.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Professor Nikolai Petrovsky

Date published
27 Sep 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, Director of Endocrinology at Flinders Medical Centre with a conjoint position as Professor of Medicine at Flinders University. He is also the founder of Vaxine Pty Ltd, and principal investigator on multiple vaccine contracts from the US National Institutes of Health to develop novel vaccine technologies.

'Are you COVID-19 safe?' survey closes 4 October 2021

Date published
20 Sep 2021
Description
Current members practising in Australia have received a direct email inviting them to complete an internal survey. Now is the time to let us know about the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant on your workload, workplace safety circumstances and concerns, how the healthcare system is being impacted, and importantly, where the College can direct more support.

RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Tony Mylius

Date published
20 Sep 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow, Dr Tony Mylius, who holds a clinical governance and leadership role at Northam Hospital, Western Australia. He also works in private practice and in the Cardiovascular Health Network in the Department of Health WA, and teaches medical students in the Wheatbelt in the Rural Clinical School.
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