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Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership update

Date published
19 Feb 2024
Description
The Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership national initiative recognises that financial security is fundamental to optimal health and wellbeing. Please read this update with their program of activities, which includes scholarships, a webinar and more.

MBS update: Department of Health and Aged Care

Date published
19 Feb 2024
Description
The Department of Health and Aged Care (the department) is responsible for ensuring the integrity of Australian Government health program payments. The department if undertaking a compliance activity that may affect RACP members.

PBS listings: February 2024 update

Date published
08 Feb 2024
Description
There are and amended Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings implemented on 1 February 2024. You can also read the Frequently Asked Questions document relating to access and use of the Online PBS Authorities system.

RACP's policy and advocacy wins in 2023

Date published
08 Feb 2024
Description
The RACP works with you to deliver College policy and advocacy, committing to your health policy priorities, and amplifying your calls for change. With your support, we can make a difference. This is done through submissions to inquiries, strengthening government relations, developing RACP policy statements, making RACP representations to external bodies, speaking in the media, and leading advocacy campaigns.

Meet Me in the Mediverse at CCIM 2024

Date published
08 Feb 2024
Description
Grab your spacesuit, it's time to explore the uncharted territories of healthcare at the Creative Careers in Medicine Conference. With sessions on tech, creative arts, lifestyle medicine, wellbeing, expedition and adventure medicine, start ups, coaching, podcasting, and much more.​

The 2024-2025 Pre-Budget Submission to the Australian Treasury

Date published
01 Feb 2024
Description
The RACP has developed the College’s 2024 Pre-Budget Submission to the Australian Government. The Pre-Budget Submission aims to support the Australian Government in better addressing the needs of patients. It also aims to improve the sustainability of our health system and increasing the resilience of our natural environments.

Be involved in the Advanced Training Curricula Renewal Project

Date published
29 Jan 2024
Description
Be involved in the Advanced Training Curricula Renewal Project - 16 specialties seeking Curriculum Review Group members, Specialist Contractors and general feedback on the current curricula.

The Medical Training Survey (MTS) 2023 Interactive Dashboard

Date published
29 Jan 2024
Description
Explore and compare results and topics local to specific training settings or regions through the Medical Board of Australia's MTS Interactive Dashboard.

RACP Fellows Honoured

Date published
29 Jan 2024
Description
Congratulations to the 22 RACP Fellows recognised in the 2024 Australia Day and Aotearoa New Zealand New Year Honours lists. We would also like to congratulate Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO for being named 2024 Australians of the Year. 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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Are taking new opportunities a new year's resolution?

Date published
11 Jan 2024
Description
The RACP has a range of opportunities for you to give back to the life of your College – and all come with valuable experience and networking opportunities, and can contribute to your CV.

Remembering A/Prof Alasdair MacDonald

Date published
02 Jan 2024
Description
The RACP is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Associate Professor Alasdair MacDonald on Christmas Day. Alasdair was a highly respected member of the College who made an enormous contribution in many roles that he held over the years as a Board Director, Adult Medicine President and numerous College committees and advisory groups.

2023 New Fellow Survey results

Date published
15 Dec 2023
Description
Findings from the second annual New Fellow Survey are now available. Thank you to our New Fellows, both full-time and part-time, who shared their experiences. Ten per cent of New Fellows (one to two years post training completion) responded to the survey in April/May this year, with key findings summarised.

The 2023 Medical Training Survey results

Date published
15 Dec 2023
Description
Results of the Medical Board of Australia’s fifth annual Medical Training Survey are now available. The anonymous survey was open from August – October 2023, and was completed by 46% of RACP trainees (n=3,305).

RACP Evolve update

Date published
15 Dec 2023
Description
Evolve aims to reduce low-value care by supporting physicians to be leaders in changing clinical behaviour for better patient care, make better decisions, and make better use of resources.

Protecting against serious disease this holiday season

Date published
15 Dec 2023
Description
The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care has provided a number of vaccine-related updates and reminders ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

Essential update: 2024 CPD requirements for trainees

Date published
15 Dec 2023
Description
As the landscape of medical education evolves, so do the requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has introduced new CPD requirements for all medical practitioners from January 2024. All Australian-based medical trainees will need to comply with the new CPD requirements from January 2024.

CPD reminders

Date published
15 Dec 2023
Description
As we progress through the year, we would like to provide some important updates regarding your MyCPD records for 2023 and the upcoming opportunities for MyCPD 2024.

The PBS medicines that can be approved online have increased

Date published
15 Dec 2023
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).

World first rotavirus study aims to reduce hospitalisation rates of Indigenous children

Date published
07 Dec 2023
Description
Researchers in the Northern Territory are conducting a study to determine if an additional vaccination would better protect Indigenous infants from rotavirus.

Divisional Examination Readiness Online Learning Resource

Date published
29 Nov 2023
Description
The Divisional Examination Readiness online learning resource has been designed to help Basic Trainees understand what to expect and how to prepare for the Divisional Written and Clinical Examinations.
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