Policy and Advocacy Library

The Policy and Advocacy Library is the culmination of the collaborative work of RACP ​members and comprises a comprehensive range of evidence-based, published RACP position statements, policies and submissions.

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RACP Submission - Implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales

Published
09 Aug 2018
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Disability
Description
This RACP submission explores issues and areas for improvement surrounding the rollout of the NDIS in NSW, including the intersection of the NDIS and health services, early childhood early intervention and the provision of tailored supports to the community.

RACP submission to the Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW)

Published
09 Aug 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
In 2012, in New South Wales, amendments relating to organ and tissue donation were made to the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW) including the need for review of the Act after 5 years to determine whether the amendments have been effective in increasing donation in NSW. This submission presents the RACP’s feedback on the NSW Health’s discussion paper Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act to inform this process.

RACP statement on My Health Record

Published
27 Jul 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Description
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes the rollout of the My Health Record (My HR) system, which will result in safer and more effective healthcare. At the same time, the RACP supports clarification of any ambiguities or misconceptions around access rules to ensure that patient confidence in My HR is maintained.

RACP Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
Australia
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
The RACP provided a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The submission outlined the RACP’s support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and provided the joint Statement of Support for the Uluru statement, developed by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and signed by the RACP

RACP Supplementary Submission for the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP, in line with our 'Make It the Norm' campaign, call for policymakers to make health equity the norm to improve health outcomes of the most vulnerable in our communities by abolishing letting fees.

RACP Submission for Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill 2018

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Medicinal cannabis
Description
The RACP acknowledges the people who have had a prognosis of terminal illness and recognise the diverse range of views that people living with a terminal illness have on this issue.

RACP Submission for the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP supports the intention of the Bill, which is in line with the RACP's 'Make It the Norm' campaign, which advocates for health equity through the social determinants of health.

RACP Submission for the Government inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP calls for health equity to be made the norm to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.

RACP Submission for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill 2018

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP supports the intention of the Bill which is in line with the RACP's 'Make It the Norm' campaign which advocates for health equity through the social determinants of health.

RACP Submission to the Ministry for the Environment's Zero Carbon Bill Discussion Document

Published
26 Jul 2018
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP supports the Zero Carbon Bill and is committed to reducing the impact of climate change on health. The Bill should focus on both health and economic benefits when committing to emission reductions.
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