AFRM eBulletin – 18 September 2020

A message from your President

Dear AFRM members,

As I write the monthly eBulletin post today it is R U OK?Day. Of course, concerns about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its consequent restrictions and lockdowns, on the mental health of many in our community have been front-of-mind for mental health advocates for many months now, and rightly so. Yesterday I was meeting with senior members of my department and it became clear just how low morale and moods have become while so many of us have steeled ourselves to continue as much of our normal service delivery to patients in spite of constrained wards, staffing numbers and access to so many of the normal supports. Even the marvellous visual tonic of the Tour De France broadcasts, an annual feast for fanatics like me, seems rather surreal in the context of what is going on around us.

I congratulate you all on our efforts to keep services going for persons with disability needing our support, particularly during this pandemic with so many services curtailed or suspended.

The important work of the Faculty continues and I'll mention a few examples below:

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the AROC Clinical Director position to become available in January 2021. Please read the EOI later in this eBulletin and consider applying if appropriate. 

There are vacancies on a number of AFRM committees all of which need your drive and enthusiasm. Please consider joining any one of these committees. Your application will be greatly appreciated by your fellow AFRM colleagues.

Your Council last met on 21 August. The council work plan for 2021-22 continues to need refinement. This should be ready by the end of the year for formal ratification. The examinations continue to occupy a good deal of time for the Education, Learning and Assessment Directorate of the College and our assessment committees. We now have dates and plans afoot for the Module 1 and 2 and the Written and Fellowship Clinical Exams for adult and paediatrics for 2021. We also continue to consider contingency plans should conditions due to the pandemic become worse, threatening our existing plans. 

In the meantime, I have urged regional Chairs and I ask you all directly to remember that our trainees need a great deal of additional help preparing for these examinations and indeed improving their skills. Individual supervisors have become particularly important in this area as the organised group clinical sessions have become more and more difficult to run safely. I would thus urge supervisors to use opportunities in your day-to-day work with the trainees to instruct them, to model behaviours, and to provide opportunities for them to demonstrate their skills. Please give them constructive feedback. It will be appreciated.

The Policy and Advocacy Committee continues to have a number of important areas of work progressing. The Policy and Advocacy Committee continues to have a number of important areas of work progressing. The Bariatric Rehabilitation Working Party and the Stem Cell Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy Review Working Group are well underway. The Clinical Indicators Review Working Group is considering changes to the clinical indicators set which we have had for some years. The Bariatric Rehabilitation Working Group now has a broad representative membership and is commencing its work. 

We continue to meet regularly with the President of the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) to discuss matters of mutual interest and to maintain our close working relationship. They are engaged in planning for the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) World Congress in 2022 in Sydney as well as the annual scientific meeting for 2021. Private sector Rehabilitation in the Home programs have been a topic of mutual interest and a policy document is underway.

We welcome feedback or comments from Fellows at any time on these or other issues of concern. These can be forwarded to afrm@racp.edu.au

Dr Greg Bowring 
AFRM President

Looking for PPE: COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register

Are you looking to source personal protective equipment (PPE)? The following resource may be able to assist you in meeting your requirements.

The COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register has been developed by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. It has been established to facilitate capability and demand matching for PPE between Australian businesses and customers in response to the pandemic.

When using the register, members are advised to note the following:

  • Buyers need to do due diligence in establishing the quality of the supply.
  • Find out minimum order for some of the suppliers, as this is not clearly stated in the register.

Go to register

For further information on sourcing PPE in Australia, please visit the RACP COVID-19 webpage > Advice and news > Personal Protective Equipment.

MBS telehealth extended

The Government has today announced a six-month extension of the MBS telehealth items introduced to cover the COVID-19 pandemic. Items used by specialists will continue unchanged.

The RACP recently delivered a survey of its members to the Federal Government that outlined the benefits to patients that have been delivered from telehealth as identified by its members. This was used to advocate for telehealth extension and we are pleased that our constructive discussions with Government have resulted in this outcome.

Supervisor Professional Development Program Workshops – AFRM supervisors

The College Education Committee (CEC) approved a deadline extension for the completion of the Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP). The deadline for one workshop has now been extended to the end of 2021, while the deadline for completion of all three remains as the end of 2022. 

AFRM Clinical Supervisors are required to meet both the RACP-wide and the current AFRM Clinical Supervisor Accreditation requirements. Therefore, all AFRM supervisors will need to complete all three SPDP workshops by 2022 (RACP-wide standard) and one supervisor workshop (SPDP or equivalent supervisor workshop) every three years after 2025 to maintain approval as an AFRM supervisor. Please note that there will also be a terminology change: supervisors who meet the requirements will be known as 'approved supervisors' instead of 'accredited supervisors'.

In the current climate, face-to-face workshops are not recommended. Alternatively, we are offering virtual workshops via Zoom, opening the possibility for better access and more diverse learning. Virtual workshops have a limited capacity of 30 participants to keep the discussion manageable. If you are interested in organising a SPDP workshop please contact your local Member Support Officer (MSO). 

In addition, online workshops are now able to accommodate a larger number of supervisors. There is one remaining online workshop for 2020.

All upcoming workshops can be found on the SPDP registration page

Update on Faculty exams

Thank you to everyone who has been involved or impacted by the postponed AFRM 2020 exams.

The exams have been rescheduled and the new dates are now available on our website. Date is subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

The Faculty Assessment Committee and College staff are working on contingency planning for all Faculty exams. We know that COVID-19 is impacting regions differently and that this will continue to evolve between now and the scheduled exams. We are monitoring COVID-19 in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand carefully, and we are preparing multiple contingencies to try and provide candidates with the best options possible.

Important information about CPD in 2020

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has stated that AHPRA will not take action if you cannot meet the CPD registration standard when you renew your medical registration in 2020.

The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) announced that all general and vocationally-registered doctors are exempt from recertification program requirements until Sunday, 28 February 2021. Doctors returning to practice from 26 March 2020 are not required to enrol in the Inpractice or College program until Sunday, 28 February 2021.

Additionally, the MCNZ confirmed that doctors will not be audited for compliance with recertification programs between March 2020 and February 2021.

These relaxed requirements were announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and apply to the CPD you are expected to undertake in 2020 and to your renewal declaration in the year that covers 2020 CPD.

In line with this regulatory advice, we will not be monitoring or auditing your 2020 CPD record, however it will remain open if you wish to record your CPD activities undertaken throughout 2020.

We know many of you will complete a multitude of CPD activities this year, whether upskilling in the use of telehealth for virtual consultations, reviewing online mental health resources, or vaccine development for those in immunology and infectious diseases research. The innovation we are currently seeing from our medical profession is perhaps the ultimate CPD.

In line with regulatory advice the College will resume monitoring and auditing CPD records in 2021.

If you have any queries relating to your CPD requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Apply to be the Clinical Director at the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre

The Australian Health Services Research Institute is inviting applications from AFRM Fellows for the position.

The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) is the national clinical registry measuring quality and outcomes of medical rehabilitation care. Clinical-quality registries have an important role to play in improving quality of care via monitoring and benchmarking of clinical care outcomes. They incorporate a data bureau and benchmarking service as well as collaborating in outcomes research within the rehabilitation sector.

AROC is seeking an experienced rehabilitation physician to provide leadership and expertise in the clinical and research aspects of rehabilitation across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit the RACP website.  

Expression of Interest – FCE Coordinator (General Rehabilitation)

The AFRM Faculty Assessment Committee (FAC) is seeking an enthusiastic Faculty Fellow to coordinate the AFRM Fellowship Clinical Examination (FCE) (General Rehabilitation). 

This is your opportunity to help your Faculty and contribute to the training of the next group of rehabilitation medicine physicians.

Key responsibilities of the FCE Coordinator (General Rehabilitation):

  • coordinate the development of questions for the FCE
  • participate in question development meetings by teleconference with the FCE Working Party
  • coordinate the preparation of materials and media associated with the questions, ensuring these are available on the day of the examination 
  • participate in the selection of examiners for the FCE from the list of available examiners
  • liaise with the RACP Assessment and Selection Unit regarding the examination venue and recruitment of role players
  • support the Convenor of the FCE
  • select appropriate patients for the examination with the assistance of the Convenor
  • coordinate the Examiner Calibration Session.

The successful applicant will need to commence at their earliest convenience, assisting the current FCE Coordinator (General Rehabilitation), who will provide mentoring support before vacating the role. The appointment to this position initially would extend until August 2021 prior to the eventual appointment as a member of the AFRM FAC in the role of FCE Coordinator (General Rehabilitation) from August 2021 onwards.

For further information and to submit an expression of interest form, including your curriculum vitae, please go to the RACP Website.

I look forward to receiving your expression of interest.  

Dr Shari Parker
AFRM FAC Chair

Have your say on an important part of the new programs for Advanced Training

Have your say and review the proposed common learning, teaching and assessment (LTA) programs and provide your feedback by completing the feedback form before 9am (AEDT), Monday, 12 October 2020.

The LTA has been developed to establish a baseline across all Advanced Training programs.

Your expertise and feedback are vital to help ensure the common LTA programs for Advanced Training are robust and appropriate.

More information about the Advanced Training Curricula Renewal Project is available on the RACP website.

Te Hui ā-Ataata mō te Waiora o ngā Tauira Mahi
Trainees' Wellbeing Webinar: What's in your toolbox?

To equip you with strategies for finding the joy in medicine, you're invited to the Trainees' Wellbeing Webinar. This free online event will be held on Thursday, 15 October from 6pm to 9pm (NZDT) or 4pm to 7pm (AEDT). 

The webinar will bring together trainees from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia to share inspirational ideas and practical strategies to help you at work. With an industry-leading keynote speaker, thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive breakout discussions and elements of Tikanga woven throughout the webinar, you won’t want to miss this event.

Register now

COVID-19 Group update

Earlier this month, Associate Professor Steven Faux presented on the NSW COVID-19 Rehabilitation Community of Practice (COP) formation, activities and resources. Steven also presented a COVID-19 rehabilitation case study and looked at the benefits of treating patients recovering from COVID-19 within the rehabilitation medicine model. A reminder that the NSW COP is open to all Fellows, not just those within NSW.

For further information about the COP and to access to a range of free and helpful resources visit the Agency for Clinical Innovation's website.
 

RACP Online Congress Series

The 2020 Online Congress Series continues throughout the rest of the year and is available on the Online Congress Series platform for you to access at any time. Register now to attend the upcoming live webinars.

The Gender Equity in Medicine panel discussion

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Time:12pm to 1pm (AEST) / 2pm to 3pm (NZST)
Chair: Professor Christine Bennett AO, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Sydney, The
University of Notre Dame Australia

Register now

The AFPHM John Snow Scholarship Finals

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Time:5.30pm to 7pm (AEST) / 7.30pm to 9pm (NZST)
Chair: Professor Donna Mak, Head of Population and Preventive Health, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Perth, Western Australia

Register now

Heart disease management update across the life continuum

Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Time: 6pm to 7pm (AEDT) / 8pm to 9pm (NZDT)
Chair: Dr Yong Shen Wee, Cardiologist at Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

Register now

Online Congress Fringe Experience

We recognise how important it is to take time out for your health and wellbeing. Many healthcare professionals do extraordinary things outside of medicine and we are showcasing them again this year in the Online Congress Fringe Experience.

We hope you enjoy the latest meditation by Dr Susannah Ward and violin performance by Dr Hecham Harb.

AFRM Aotearoa New Zealand members: Save the date for the AFRM Symposium

Date: Saturday, 27 February 2021 
Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: TBC

The Symposium provides Aotearoa New Zealand AFRM Fellows and trainees with a forum for: 

  • all Aotearoa New Zealand AFRM trainees, who are invited to present at the Dr Boris Mak Rehabilitation Medicine Trainee Award for Best Presentation
  • opportunities for Fellows to present research, education and case presentations
  • networking with colleagues and to discuss updates in rehabilitation medicine.

The award, which is made possible through the generosity of the late Dr Boris Mak FAFRM, offers a first-place prize of $1,000 for the best trainee presentation and a second prize of $500.

For more information about the event, contact NZ_AFRM@RACP.org.nz.

RMSANZ Webinar Series 

In conjunction with the College, RMSANZ held our second webinar 'COVID – The Rehabilitation Perspective'. A big thank you to our presenters, Chair of the Disaster Rehabilitation special interest group, Professor Fary Khan and Dr Sumitha Gounden, and to our moderator, Communications Chair Dr David Murphy. The presentation was a great success with over 100 registrations. If you missed it, a link to the recording will be posted in the RMSANZ Members' Portal soon.

The next webinar for the series will be on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 6pm AEDT to cover a current topic relevant to rehabilitation. More information to follow soon. Stay tuned.

Free webinar – physician wellness in the era of COVID-19

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8am AEST, online

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists are pleased to invite all medical professionals to this free webinar presented by Dr Michael Myers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made, and continues to make, a seismic shift in the wellbeing
of physicians worldwide. In this webinar, Dr Myers will discuss the myriad of ways in which
physicians have been impacted.

Register

Adrian Paul Prize

Applications are now open for the Adrian Paul Prize, which recognises the best scientific work in the field of rehabilitation medicine that is submitted as part of the AFRM Advanced Training program. AFRM trainees and Fellows in their first year of Fellowship are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 30 October 2020.

Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Rehabilitation Medicine

AFRM is proud to offer the 2021 Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Rehabilitation Medicine as part of the RACP Indigenous Health Scholarship Program.

The Program is an opportunity for those who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori or Pacific Islander (NZ) to receive support throughout their Basic, Advanced, Faculty or Chapter Training in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Other scholarships available under this program for 2021 include:

  • College Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship
  • Aotearoa Māori Health Scholarship
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Pacific Islander Health Scholarship
  • Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Paediatrics and Child Health

Recipients of these scholarship receive the following support:

  • RACP training fees for the duration of the selected training program
  • examination fees
  • annual attendance at either RACP Congress, relevant scientific meeting or trainee days
  • AUD$2,500 cash assistance at the beginning of the Scholarship
  • Other support as advised in the letter of offer.

Applications are open from Thursday, 1 October to Monday, 30 November 2020.

Further details on these scholarships are available on the RACP Foundation website.

Bi National Training Program – 2020 timetable 

The BNTP lectures will proceed – attendance in person is no longer available but trainees can continue to join via teleconference/videoconference.

If trainees cannot join the live teleconference/videoconference, a recording of the session is uploaded to the event listings webpage to watch at a convenient time.

Further details of each presentation are also available on the event listings webpage

Date Time Topic
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
3pm to 5pm AEST Occupational therapy interventions in common use with people living with spinal cord injury
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
3pm to 5pm AEDT

Multiple Sclerosis

  • pathogenesis and management
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
3pm to 5pm AEDT Parkinson’s disease

Motor neurone disease

Call for member feedback: College submission to IHPA Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2021-22

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released its Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2021-22 and is inviting submissions. The College is intending to produce a submission.

To help us develop a submission we are seeking the views of public hospital physicians. If you are interested in contributing, please download the full consultation paper and send your responses to any of the consultation questions to racpconsult@racp.edu.au by close of business Friday, 25 September 2020.

The following are questions that we are particularly interested in seeking feedback from our members on:

Impact of COVID-19

  • What changes have occurred to service delivery, activity levels and models of care in public hospitals as a result of COVID-19?
  • How will these changes affect the costs of these services in the short and long term?

Alternate funding models

IHPA is currently assessing the Victorian HealthLinks program, which uses a capitation model, for inclusion on the General List of In-Scope Public Hospital Services. This program aims to provide an alternative funding model to Activity Based Funding (ABF) and promotes innovative ways of funding care pathways such as chronic care.

IHPA has also conducted some initial analysis of activity data associated with Adjacent Diagnoses Related Groups (ADRGs) to assign ADRGs to suitable funding models (e.g. ABF, bundled payments or capitation payments).

  • What comments do you have regarding the innovative funding models being considered by IHPA?
  • What factors should IHPA consider in its analysis to determine which patient cohorts or ADRGs are amenable to certain funding models?

Participate in the ethics online learning course

Ethics lies at the very heart of what it is to be a physician and is as relevant now as it was when first discussed 2,500 years ago. The ethics online learning resource focuses on the sorts of ethical issues that are a constant feature of healthcare, and it also addresses some of the ideas that underpin ethics, such as the relationship between ethics and the law and the difference between ethics and rights. 

The aims of this course are to:

  • encourage discussion and broaden thinking about the main ethical issues facing physicians
  • encourage reflection on appropriate courses of action in situations that may be ethically challenging
  • challenge participants’ understanding of, and attitudes towards, ethics
  • model ethical practice
  • help participants reflect on their own and their profession’s ethical commitments. 

RACP Online Learning Resources are free for members and count towards Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Medical Training Survey

The 2020 Medical Training Survey will be closing soon. This survey is run by the Medical Board of Australia to gather feedback on your experience of medical training this year.

Information about the Medical Training Survey is available on the Medical Training Survey website. The survey link was sent by email from the Medical Board of Australia.

Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence from Evolve on addiction medicine

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

Practitioners of all disciplines, not just addiction medicine specialists, will come across patients who experience substance addiction and may have to play a substantial role in their management.

The newest Evolve Top-5 recommendations ask clinicians to:

  • be aware of the potentially detrimental consequences of deprescribing opioids to people with chronic pain who are opioid dependent (even as they are also aware of the harms of overprescribing of opioids for chronic pain)
  • follow best-practice approaches to elective withdrawal and pharmacological care for substance use disorder by ensuring that support plans and services are available to affected patients
  • be cognisant of the fact that patients and their carers are often in such distress that they might advocate for treatments that are not evidence-based. In such cases, practitioners might refer to off-label use guidelines, seek a second opinion and provide the patent/carer with clear information on such treatment options
  • embrace a universal precautions approach for any medication with a potential for misuse, so that risk assessment, monitoring, clear communications and harm minimisation are all standard components in treating patients who use such medication. 

For more information about the latest Evolve recommendations visit the Evolve website.

Get involved with Evolve

If you want to be more involved in shaping Evolve, consider joining the Evolve Policy Reference Group. The RACP regularly consults, collaborates and partners with Fellows and trainees in the Evolve Policy Reference Group. The group plays an important role in leading and shaping Evolve to make it more relevant and fit-for-purpose. Email evolve@racp.edu.au to find out more.

Palliative and end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian palliative care clinicians are facing the likelihood of significant challenges to the delivery, availability and quality of palliative care for existing patients, new patients with diseases other than COVID-19, and those who might die from COVID-19.

report written for the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group, of which the RACP is a member, has been published by Palliative Care Australia to guide a greater understanding of the challenge of the pandemic for the delivery of palliative care.

The report describes the role of palliative care in supporting various patient journeys during COVID-19, including the importance of Advance Care Planning, the ethical considerations that may arise if resource allocation or rationing become necessary, the principles that govern the distribution of finite resources and the practical realities of how such principles are implemented.

The report says Australia has not yet comprehensively addressed these issues and invites Australian governments to take the lead in working with clinicians and communities to create the much-needed guidelines for difficult decision-making during a disaster or pandemic.

In a related development, the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses has issued a Position Statement intended to guide critical care nurses in facilitating next-of-kin presence for patients dying from COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU). The statement endorses practices aimed at facilitating family visitation in critical care where resources such as Personal Protective Equipment and staffing permit it.

Your Member Advantage insurance offers

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This may contain general advice and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Conditions and Exclusions apply. A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) is available for this product and can be requested when you call for a quote or can be downloaded from the Vero website: www.vero.com.au. You should consider the PDS before deciding whether to buy any of these products. The insurer is AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL 230859 trading as Vero Insurance.

COVID-19 Australian Frontline Healthcare Worker Study Information

Future proofing the frontline: Investigating psychosocial and mental health needs of frontline health workers during COVID-19 and beyond

The research team, which represents multiple universities and healthcare organisations, and importantly includes frontline health care workers, is undertaking a research survey to investigate the extent of mental health, psychosocial and workplace issues experienced by frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As frontline health staff work in stressful environments under usual working conditions, it is crucial that they understand the additional burdens that crises such as pandemics generate and how best support programs can respond to these events.

From this study, they hope to understand the strategies and mental health services used and desired by frontline health workers in times of crisis. They will use this information to make recommendations to address these needs during future crisis events. This survey is open to all healthcare workers in Australia and explores the important social, occupational and mental health effects experienced by frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Data collected will remain anonymous, unidentifiable and will only be accessed by the investigators of this study. The study has received ethics approval from the Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC 2020.241).

Access survey

The research team is aware that asking health workers to reflect on the changes that have occurred during the pandemic may cause some distress, and they encourage health workers to seek support if this is the case.

The RACP Support Program is a fully confidential and independent help line available 24 hours, seven days – free for Fellows and trainees. The research team also recommends the telephone support lines, web-based resources and apps offered by the following organisations:

Contact

Please feel free to contact the research team if you would like further information or would like to discuss the project. The team thanks you very much for your support.

Associate Professor Jane Munro, MBBS FRACP MPH MHSM
Head of Rheumatology
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Professor Karen Willis
Co-lead Investigator
Allied Health Research Consultant
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
La Trobe University

Associate Professor Natasha Smallwood
Co-lead Investigator
Consultant Respiratory Physician
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
University of Melbourne

Conferences and events

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians publishes notices of events and courses as a service to members. Such publication does not constitute endorsement or mandating of any such events or courses. 

Go to the events list at any time to see what events are coming up.

Career opportunities 

New South Wales

Queensland

View all positions vacant.

Trainee events

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians publishes notices of events and courses as a service to members. Such publication does not constitute endorsement or mandating of any such events or courses. 

Go to the events list at any time to see what events are coming up.

Bi-National Training Program (BNTP)

NSW Lecture Series – Wednesday and Saturday sessions

Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ)

RMSANZ is the professional body for Rehabilitation Physicians and trainees in Australia & New Zealand.

Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre

The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) is the national rehabilitation medicine clinical registry of Australia and New Zealand.

AFRM contact details 

Member enquiries
Phone: (AUS) 1300 69 7227
Phone: (NZ) 0508 69 7227
Email: memberservices@racp.edu.au 

AFRM Faculty enquiries (including Council and committees):
Jane Henderson, Executive Officer, AFRM
Phone: +61 2 8076 6315
Email: afrm@racp.edu.au

AFRM NZ Committee
Executive Officer DFAC’s NZ
Email: nz_afrm@racp.org.nz 
 
AFRM Education and Training enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 2 8076 6350
Email: rehab@racp.edu.au  

AFRM oral examination enquiries:
Examination Coordinator 
Phone: +61 2 9256 5422
Email: faculty.examinations@racp.edu.au

AFRM training site accreditation enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 8247 6233
Email: accreditation@racp.edu.au 
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