22 December 2011
The College has no objections to the consultation paper and its
proposals, but makes observations with a view to clarifying and
enhancing one proposal in particular.
02 December 2011
The College believes the definition of practice must be
considered in the context of an ageing health workforce and the
unprecedented number of medical school graduates who will soon be
seeking specialist training.
03 June 2011
The College is on the record as supporting the plain packaging
of all tobacco products sold in Australia and has also called for a
review of the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act to take place
every three years.
27 May 2011
The College has opted not to employ the template provided by HWA
for the purpose of this submission. This is because many of the
questions in the template do not address issues raised in HWA's
Background Paper and the accompanying National Consultation
document and are not pertinent to the key issues of health
workforce reform. Other questions contain inherent assumptions
which the College does not accept.
24 May 2011
The Royal Australasian College of
Surgeons believes that the precipitate implementation of such a
four hour rule, particularly without a corresponding commitment to
associated services, runs the risk of putting promptness of care
before quality of care.
01 May 2011
With increasing demand for
elective surgery, the need for a new model of surgical care in our
hospitals has become a pressing issue.
21 March 2011
While the College supports in principle the development of
Advanced Health Research Centres, concern has been expressed that
the selection of such centres might be biased towards entities
already receiving higher levels of NHMRC funding.
09 February 2011
The College has long advocated a more prominent and effective
role for clinicians in the decision making processes of hospitals,
health boards and health departments.
04 February 2011
The College does not support any change to registration
standards that may create a two-tiered system in which IMGs are not
required to meet the same standards as those required of an
Australian trained surgeon.