The President's Message

The RACP President publishes a newsletter covering important news, announcements and developments from across the College, relevant to all RACP members.



The President's Message - 2 October
A common question I hear is “where do my College fees go?” It’s both a fair and very important question that comes up time and time again in surveys. 

The President's Message - 4 September
I wanted to share with you, information on our current, 41st Board of the College and what we do. As a Board, we’re responsible for monitoring and overseeing many aspects of our amazing organisation. 

The President's Message - 7 August
I’ve just come off a busy weekend working in ICU, on the ward and with coronavirus patients. COVID and the uncertainty it brings, has hit us all pretty hard this year including our training programs. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the DPEs, supervisors and trainees for your resilience.

The President's Message - 10 July
I’m sure many of you have been keeping an eye on the unfolding COVID situation, or second wave as some are calling it, in Victoria. As a Respiratory Physician working in Melbourne, it has certainly been a very challenging and concerning time.

The President's Message - 11 June
While we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many positives we’ve seen is the rapid uptake of new telehealth services across our medical communities. Using telemedicine, we have given our patients the best possible access to care in these trying times.

The President's Message - 15 May
You would have heard much about coronavirus so far, however you need to know what your College is doing about it. The COVID-19 pandemic is being compared to the influenza pandemic of 1918 in terms of infectivity and morbidity in the community. 

The President's Message - 17 April
It is pleasing to note that new COVID-19 case curves in both nations continue to show signs of declining. We are hopeful that as increased testing, tracing and local response measures are ramped up we may avoid some of the harrowing scenes from overseas.

The President's Message - 20 March
To say that times have been challenging recently is an understatement. Many of us have been swept up in the huge response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The President's Message - 24 February
I’d like to recognise the hard work of Fellows and staff in successfully staging the 2020 Basic Training Divisional Written Exam at 19 sites across Australia and New Zealand last week. 

The President's Message - 31 January
In this first President’s electronic bulletin for 2020 I’d like to welcome everyone to a new year and celebrate our 17 Fellows who have been recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Honours lists.

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