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RACP Fellows in Focus: A/Prof David Harley

Date published
06 Apr 2021
Description
Meet Associate Professor David Harley, who specialises in the health of populations and who worked in Indigenous community-controlled health organisations in far North Queensland early in his career.

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NSW Real Time Prescription Monitoring submission

Date published
22 Mar 2021
Description
This RACP submission to the NSW Ministry of Health has been led by the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine with input from the RACP-affiliated Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists in response to the NSW Government’s Ministry of Health’s consultation paper on Real Time Prescription Monitoring.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Professor Peter Doherty

Date published
15 Mar 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize winner, biomedical researcher and public science communicator.

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Evolve ‘Top-5’ Recommendations on low-value practices in nephrology

Date published
11 Mar 2021
Description
On World Kidney Day 2021, the RACP and Evolve launched the latest Evolve ‘Top-5’ Recommendations on low-value practices in nephrology.

Public Health Physicians: Protecting, Promoting and Improving Health for the Whole Community

Date published
08 Mar 2021
Description
The Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine is pleased to launch a new document titled ‘Public Health Physicians: Protecting, Promoting and Improving Health for the Whole Community’.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Sarah Dalton

Date published
05 Mar 2021
Description
For Dr Sarah Dalton, feeling like the odd person out and not fitting a mould has not only been important to her personally but also, "a really important thing to offer the system". As a doctor that specialises in acute care paediatrics and also has a toe in a systems role, this idea of being a platypus is certainly justified and allows Sarah to embrace her strengths and her value-adds.

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The College joins a call for new national Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity

Date published
04 Mar 2021
Description
On World Obesity Day 2021, the College and other key medical, specialist and consumer bodies issued a call for official clinical guidelines on how to assess, help and manage people with obesity.

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Submission to the NDIS consultation paper: Supporting young children and their families early, to reach their full potential

Date published
01 Mar 2021
Description
The RACP strongly supports the concept of the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention, which acknowledges the early years as important in a child’s development and supports children with developmental delay or disability and their families to achieve their best outcomes.

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Submission on the draft National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Date published
01 Mar 2021
Description
The RACP has expressed support for the National Mental Health Commission's first National Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy (as part of the Australian Government's Long-Term National Health Plan) and has suggested a range of enhancements.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Professor Raina MacIntyre

Date published
22 Feb 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow Professor Raina MacIntyre, who has a 28-year track record in pandemics, epidemic infections, serious emerging infections, vaccines and control of respiratory viruses.

Watering down alcohol harm reduction measures in Newcastle a dangerous cocktail mix: AChAM

Date published
16 Feb 2021
Description
The RACP is concerned about the gradual, sustained erosion of alcohol harm minimisation measures in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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RACP Fellows honoured

Date published
28 Jan 2021
Description
Congratulations to the 26 RACP Fellows recognised in the 2021 Australia Day and New Zealand New Year Honours lists. We would also like to congratulate Professor Brendan Murphy who is the ACT state recipient of the Australian of the Year 2021.

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RACP Fellows in Focus: Dr Chris Leung

Date published
27 Jan 2021
Description
Meet RACP Fellow Dr Chris Leung, a people-centred clinician, educator, advocate for the medical community and a researcher at the forefront of healthcare.

MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Date published
18 Jan 2021
Description
The MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change was launched late last year.

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Release of first position statement on clinical ethics

Date published
13 Jan 2021
Description
The RACP Clinical Ethics Position Statement recognises that ethics is fundamental to clinical practice and advocates for a more formalised approach to clinical ethics, to better support practitioners in the contemporary health context.

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Make Healthy Housing the norm

Date published
11 Jan 2021
Description
Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act in Aotearoa New Zealand come into force in February 2021. The RACP provided feedback to the Social Services and Community Select Committee on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.

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COVID-19 Learnings and Opportunities Report

Date published
22 Dec 2020
Description
Please read the RACP’s COVID-19 Learnings and Opportunities Report highlighting how we responded to the pandemic and how we will harness the learnings and opportunities for organisational resilience, sustainability, and growth.

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Health equity for Indigenous children

Date published
18 Dec 2020
Description
The RACP has released a landmark statement providing concrete steps the health system and healthcare workers can take to improve the health of Indigenous children in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

RACP Quarterly Issue Three 2020

Date published
14 Dec 2020
Description
RACP Quarterly is our member magazine featuring healthcare and medical news.

MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Date published
30 Nov 2020
Description
The MJA-Lancet Policy Brief, which the College has endorsed is being launched virtually on Thursday, 3 December 2020, 3pm to 4pm (AEDT), 5pm to 6pm (NZDT) via Zoom.
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