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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AFOEM submission to the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority's (SIRA) Consultation on Health professionals and earning capacity decisions in the CTP scheme

Published
13 Jun 2019
Published in
NSW, Australia
Topic
Occupational medicine
Description
This submission to the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) provides feedback on proposed advice SIRA developed for CTP insurers and health professionals who are supporting insurer decisions about earning capacity.

RACP Submission Review of legislative framework for termination of pregnancy in South Australia

Published
05 Jun 2019
Published in
SA, Australia
Topic
Government
Description
The submission outlines the RACP’s feedback to the South Australian Law Reform Institute’s review of the current legislative framework for termination of pregnancy in South Australia.

RACP submission to the Health and Disability System Review

Published
05 Jun 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The College’s feedback to the Health and Disability System Review is the RACP’s contribution to the initial round of consultation as part of the System Review. The Review covers all aspects of the health and disability system and is due to report back to the Minister of Health in February 2020, following the release of an interim report in August 2019.

Submission to Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Policy update: Non-admitted specialist services

Published
24 May 2019
Published in
Vic, Australia
Topic
Health system
Description
This RACP submission highlights missing elements as well as issues of concern within the updated policy for Non-admitted specialist services in Victorian public hospitals: access policy (formerly the Specialist clinics in Victorian public hospitals: Access policy).

Submission to the Western Australian Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying – Discussion Paper

Published
24 May 2019
Published in
WA, Australia
Topic
End of life care
Description
This submission is based on the RACP Statement issued on Voluntary Assisted Dying which was released in November 2018 following and extensive consultation and drafting process involving a wide range of members

Submission to AHPRA consultation on the definition of “cultural safety”

Published
22 May 2019
Published in
Australia
Topic
Indigenous health
Description
This RACP submission supports the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's (AHPRA) draft definition of "cultural safety"

Employment, Poverty and Health – Evidence Review

Published
08 May 2019
Topic
Description
This document supports the Statement of Principles by presenting the foundation of evidence to support the strategies that are presented. The Evidence Review summarises available evidence from other medical Colleges and health organisations regarding the social determinants of health and health benefits of good work, and identifies key gaps where the College could add value.

Employment, Poverty and Health – Statement of Principles

Published
08 May 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Occupational and environmental health
Description
This document is a broad principles-based guide for healthcare provision that focuses on actions that doctors can undertake to promote safe, healthy work and to have the greatest impact on social determinants of health. Each principle can be applied to different areas of health service delivery, and adapted to reflect individual community needs as required.

RACP submission to the NZ Ministry of Health Stroke Clot Retrieval Action Plan

Published
07 May 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Government
Description
The RACP supports Stroke Clot retrieval using the technologies identified in the Action Plan (stroke clot retrieval with intravenous (IV) alteplase thrombolysis, computed tomography (CT) imaging, CT angiography and CT perfusion).

RACP submission to the Arms Amendment Bill

Published
07 May 2019
Published in
New Zealand
Topic
Safety and quality
Description
This Arms Amendment Bill will prohibit the public use of military style semi-automatic firearms (MSSAs, introducing amendments to repeal references to military style semi-automatic weapons and restricting licences for specific purposes as listed in the Bill. RACP supports the Bill in its entirety.
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