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RACP Town Hall meeting – October 2020

Date published
21 Oct 2020
Description
Watch the recording of October's Town Hall meeting, led by RACP President Professor John Wilson with an update from Federal Minister for Health Hon. Greg Hunt MP.

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Your RACP login is changing – multi-factor authentication is now live

Date published
02 Oct 2020
Description
The College has updated its online services to include multi-factor authentication (MFA) to increase the safety and security of your personal information kept within the College. MFA adds another layer to information security by using the Microsoft Authenticator application, SMS or a phone call to verify your identity.

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Setting College policy and advocacy priorities

Date published
02 Oct 2020
Description
The College wants to hear from its members about the health and social policy issues that they consider important.

Latest evidence from Evolve on addiction medicine

Date published
31 Aug 2020
Description
The RACP, in partnership with the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine, has launched the latest Evolve Top-5 recommendations on low-value practices.

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Results of RACP Australian member survey on PPE

Date published
13 Aug 2020
Description
Access to appropriate PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak for all RACP members on the frontlines of healthcare service delivery has been and remains a top advocacy priority for the RACP. The RACP recently distributed a voluntary survey to all practising Australian based members on their use of and access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Statement on Selection and Recruitment

Date published
06 Aug 2020
Description
The recruitment and selection process for physician training positions requires the highest standard of behaviour and ethics from all involved.

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New Member Director appointed to the Board

Date published
20 Jul 2020
Description
At its meeting held on Friday, 10 July 2020 the RACP Board appointed Dr Gregory (Greg) Stewart to the casual vacancy position of Member Director on the Board. Dr Stewart’s term expires at the AGM to be held in May 2021.

Join the College Policy and Advocacy Council EC

Date published
14 Jul 2020
Description
There are seven vacant positions open on the College Policy and Advocacy Council Executive Committee (CPAC EC). Members are encouraged to join by submitting an expression of interest.

Read RACP Quarterly online

Date published
23 Jun 2020
Description
RACP Quarterly is our member magazine featuring healthcare and medical news. In Issue Two 2020 we move to our new online platform for this magazine.

Outcomes from member survey on telehealth

Date published
23 Jun 2020
Description
On 18 May 2020, the RACP distributed a voluntary survey to all its practising Australian-based members on their use of the new Medicare Benefits Schedule telehealth attendance items introduced for COVID-19. A summary report highlights the impacts of the new telehealth items and outlines key findings and recommendations.

RACP Online Congress Series

Date published
17 Jun 2020
Description
Today, Professor John Wilson AM, RACP President launched the RACP Online Congress Series. A first of its kind for the College and its members, as we are delivering the series entirely online.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020

Date published
10 Jun 2020
Description
Congratulations to the RACP Fellows recognised in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Basic Training Lecture Series

Date published
01 Jun 2020
Description
The South Australian and Northern Territory Trainees Committees invite you to join them for the Basic Training Lecture Series held online across the month of June

Provisional election results announced

Date published
17 Apr 2020
Description
Provisional results from the 2020 RACP Board and College Bodies elections have been announced.

Announcement regarding print issues of College journals

Date published
09 Apr 2020
Description
There are important publishing changes announced by Wiley, the publisher of the two peer reviewed College journals: the Internal Medicine Journal and the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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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.
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