News

Significant expansion of telehealth items announced

Date published
29 Mar 2020
Description
Following extensive advocacy by the College, the Commonwealth has announced whole of population telehealth for patients, general practice, primary care and other medical services to support the response to COVID-19.

Important update from the RACP President

Date published
27 Mar 2020
Description
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be in more regular contact with you to update you on the huge amount of urgent work the College has underway to help you deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

MBS telehealth update

Date published
27 Mar 2020
Description
The information provided here supersedes information provided in a previous message but please be aware that policy here is moving rapidly in response to clinician feedback including feedback from the RACP.

How the College is supporting you

Date published
26 Mar 2020
Description
As COVID-19 infection rates increase in both nations, I am conscious that many of you will be feeling like you are facing a huge storm that is beginning to hit both our countries.

RACP offices currently closed: Virtual office initiated

Date published
24 Mar 2020
Description
Following advice from the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Governments and recommendations for social distancing, the RACP office in Aotearoa New Zealand is already closed to members, and all Australian offices will be closed to members from 5pm Tuesday, 24 March.

Congress cancelled, Convocation postponed

Date published
13 Mar 2020
Description
The Board has made the decision to cancel RACP Congress and postpone Convocation, which were scheduled for May 2020.

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Upcoming examinations postponed

Date published
13 Mar 2020
Description
The RACP Board has carefully considered the impact of the current COVID-19 situation and has made the decision to postpone several upcoming examinations.

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Call for health reform for Australians

Date published
12 Mar 2020
Description
The RACP has made a case for constructive health reform in its healthcare recommendations to the Federal Government ahead of its Budget preparation.

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RACP Aoteaora New Zealand Trainees' Day

Date published
27 Feb 2020
Description
You’re invited to one of the highlights on the RACP calendar, Aotearoa New Zealand Trainees’ Day. Held on Saturday, 4 April at the Heritage Hotel in Queenstown, you won't want to miss this event. Whether you are a Basic or Advanced Trainee, paediatrics or adult medicine, this event will be relevant for wherever you are in your trainee journey.

Message from the Board – recent media coverage

Date published
26 Feb 2020
Description
Many of you will have seen the recent article run in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘Toxic, beset with bullying’: calls for independent probe into physician college’. Like many of you, we are disappointed that these allegations would be raised at a time when the College is focusing on the future and implementation of governance and cultural changes.

College Body nominees declared

Date published
18 Feb 2020
Description
Nominations have closed for the President-elect and College Bodies positions.

Information about the coronavirus

Date published
10 Feb 2020
Description
The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health have prepared information for health workers regarding the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (2019-nCov).

Australia Day Honours 2020

Date published
29 Jan 2020
Description
Congratulations to the 17 RACP Fellows recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Honours lists. These awards highlight the outstanding work RACP members do and the importance of that work in local, national and international communities.

Mandatory notifications: Requirements changing

Date published
14 Jan 2020
Description
In early 2020, the requirements to make a mandatory notification are changing. The changes aim to support health practitioners to seek help about their health without fearing a mandatory notification.

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Application dates

Date published
13 Jan 2020
Description
Application dates for Basic and Advanced Training

A message from the President

Date published
07 Jan 2020
Description
As we begin 2020 I would like to acknowledge the enormous impact the Australian bushfires are having across Australia and I am sure I am reflecting the concerns held by my fellow Directors.

ACNC final report released

Date published
20 Dec 2019
Description
Effective Governance, appointed by the Board under the Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the ACNC, has now delivered its final report to the Board.

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Working with migrants online course

Date published
06 Dec 2019
Description
Learn how to work more sensitively and effectively with migrant, refugee and asylum seeker patients in this new online course.

Complete your Work Profile today

Date published
01 Nov 2019
Description
To improve knowledge about physicians and paediatricians, please complete your Work Profile when you pay your annual subscription fees.

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Support for Rural Specialists in Australia

Date published
18 Oct 2019
Description
Grants worth up to $10,000 are available for eligible medical specialists living and working in rural and remote Australia.
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