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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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2017

Surgeons Back Rejection of Liquor Store Expansion

15 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has written to the Northern Territory (NT) Government to offer its support for the rejection of a 1200 square metre 'superstore' proposed by Dan Murphy's.

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RACS publishes progress report on bullying

10 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has published a Progress Report on what it did in 2016 to address discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment (DBSH) in the practice of surgery in Australia and New Zealand.

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Is the role of medical transcriptionist now obsolete?

09 March 2017

Like many traditional roles looking directly into the face of technology, the Medical Transcriptionist (MT) could be one of those roles relegated to the past, according to an article in the latest issue of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery (ANZJS), the peer-review publication of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

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Surgeons Want Quad Bikes Banned For Under 16s (New Zealand release)

09 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is urging the New Zealand and Australian Governments to ban the use of quad bikes by children, following the latest death of a six year old girl in New South Wales.

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Surgeons want quad bikes banned for anyone under age 16

07 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is urging the NSW Government to ban the use of quad bikes by children, following the latest death of a six year old girl in country NSW.

The young girl died after a crash on a quad bike being driven by another 13 year old girl, taking the quad bike toll across Australia to 115 in the last seven years.

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RACS elects new Tasmanian President and NZ Vice President

23 February 2017

John Batten, an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania, with special interests in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Arthroplasty, has been elected the 47th President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

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RACS & Qld Metro North Sign Respect Agreement

13 February 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in
surgery has been signed between the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Metro North
Hospital and Health Service in Queensland.

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RACS signs another respect agreement

13 February 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery has just been signed between the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQHHS).

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Australian Breast Device Registry set to improve implant safety

06 February 2017

Critical data collected from the Australian Breast Device Registery (ABDR), rolled out in 2015 to replace the earlier Breast Implant Registry (BIR), is on track to achieve the greatest levels of reliability required to transform breast device safety for women in Australia, according to an article in the latest issue of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery (ANZJS), the peer-review publication of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

 

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Surgeons say stay alert to the festive fears

03 January 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) takes this opportunity to remind all Australians of some of the unseen dangers we face during the festive season, and how to spot them.

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