Partnering for change

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

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In the RACS Action Plan: Building Respect, Improving Patient Safety, we commit to working with others in the health sector to deal more effectively with discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.

As part of this work, the College is signing agreements with health services and employers of surgeons. These agreements - sometimes memoranda of understanding, or MOUs and sometimes letters of intent - commit both agencies to collaborating on issues that can include surgical education, cultural change and complaints management. Each collaboration reflects the individual commitment of the agency working with RACS to address these important issues.

RACS is delighted to be working with our partners on this important work.

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Read media release - Auckland District Health Board signs RACS Respect Agreement


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Read media release - RACS & Barwon Health sign Respect Agreement


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Read media release - RACS and Gold Coast Health sign MoU to improve respectful culture


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Read media release - Murrumbidgee LHD signs RACS Respect Agreement


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Read media release - Anaesthetists join with Surgeons to build Respect


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Read media release - New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association signs RACS Respect Agreement


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Read media release - Nelson Marlborough Health follows suit with RACS Respect Agreement


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Read media release - First NZ Respect Agreement Signed Between RACS and the University of Otago


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Read media release - Obstetricians and Gynaecologists join with Surgeons to build Respect


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Read media release - RACS and Ramsay Health sign MoU to improve respectful culture in medicine


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Read media release - RACS signs MoU with Monash Health


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Read media release - RACS and Metro South Health commit to respect in surgery


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Read media release - RACS and St Vincent's commit to respect in surgery


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RACS endorses NSW Health statement of agreed principles

RACS has joined with NSW Health and other interested stakeholders to endorse a Statement of Agreed Principles as an important step towards significant cultural change in medicine and surgery. The Statement demonstrates a clear commitment to ensuring that places of work, training and education are places where everybody is treated with dignity and respect.

The Statement is a positive and transparent mechanism for all of us to provide leadership and agree to work within a set of shared principles to build a better medical culture. It is important that collectively, we let our members, students, employees and the community know that this issue is being taken seriously.

Read the full statement on the NSW Health website.

In February 2017, RACS and NSW Health also signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Through this MoU, the two parties will work together to improve the training environment for surgical trainees, align programs for training on DBSH issues and develop protocols in relation to dealing with complaints.