RACP congratulates Greg Hunt and Ken Wyatt on their Australian ministerial appointments

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes the announcement that the Hon Greg Hunt MP will be reappointed as Minister for Health and the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP as Minister for Indigenous Health and Minister for Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care in the Morrison Government.

“The RACP looks forward to continuing to work with the Australian Government for improved outcomes across the health care sector under Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Ministry,” said RACP President, Associate Professor Mark Lane.
“We will continue our strong working relationship with Minister Hunt on issues including addressing inequities in child health and the first 2000 days of a child’s life. We know that investment in early childhood is one of the most valuable a government can make, breaking the cycle of disadvantage and poor health outcomes,” said Associate Professor Lane.

“We also look forward to working with Minister Hunt on better integration of healthcare, including specialist care, as well as digital health.”

Associate Professor Lane also congratulated Minister Wyatt on his reappointment as Minister for Indigenous Health.

“We recognise the achievement of Closing the Gap in halving the rate of child mortality by 2018 and welcome a renewed focus on addressing the social determinants of health that underpin Indigenous child health,” he said.

“We look forward to the release of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Medical Workforce Plan in the near future.”

The RACP has recently released its Medical Specialist Access Framework as a guide for health sector stakeholders to promote and support equitable access to specialist care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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