RACS in the News

New report reveals rising cost of in-patient rehab

From: Health Dispatch

24 May 2018

A new report from Medibank has revealed in-patient overnight rehabilitation is now the most common reason for an overnight hospital...

. A separate report from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Medibank shows Australian public and private hospitals refer


New quad bike rules on way to save lives

From: The West Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

24 May 2018

New rules designed to stop quad bike riders killing or injuring themselves are set to be put in place this year,...

and require point-of-sale safety rating information. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons president John Batten said people who had been


Report highlights 'hidden curriculum' stopping women graduates becoming surgeons

From: Collie Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

22 May 2018

Women account for 50 per cent of all medical graduates in Australia but only 12 per cent become surgeons, a report...

of Rural Health student Sarah McLain presented a report to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons [RACS] national congress in Sydney. It


Improving confidence in expert judgements in medical specialty examinations

From: Research Developments - ACER

22 May 2018

ACER is helping to set performance standards and improve examiner consistency in examinations for medical specialty colleges, report Daniel...

College of Radiologists (RANZCR), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists


“It’s just the flick of a switch”: The NSW Government’s “illogical” stance on point-to-point cameras

From: 2GB

21 May 2018

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is calling on the NSW Government to reconsider extending point-to-point cameras to cars,...

to cars, labelling its refusal to do so “illogical.” Chair of the RACS trauma committee, Dr John Croizer, says the decision to confine the


Australia: Updates from the courts in relation to medical manslaughter and gross negligence

From: Mondaq

18 May 2018

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Williams, orthopaedic surgeon and spokesperson for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, called for tighter guidelines, including a


Make no mistake: Domestic violence remains a national crisis in Australia

From: Women's Agenda

17 May 2018

It is prolific and inexplicable. It isn’t new but the past few weeks make it clear, once again, that domestic violence poses a very real...

Dr Angela Jay’s powerful personal narrative focuses attention on ubiquitous VAW at RACS #RACS18 #Whiteribbonaust pic.twitter.com/c8hjvvJuRR


'Illogical': Surgeons back push to extend point-to-point speed cameras to all cars

From: The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

17 May 2018

first published at 4:20pm In numbers People killed on NSW roads so far this year 137 People killed on NSW roads...

roads, say Australia's top surgeons. A statement by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' (RACS) trauma committee said evaluations of


Fatal crashes involving older drivers rise as surgeon calls for advertising rethink

From: Topix

16 May 2018

Fatal and serious road accidents involving drivers aged 65 and older are on the rise across Australia, new research presented at the Royal...

are on the rise across Australia, new research presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons annual scientific congress shows.


Aussie woman disfigured after botched boob job in Thailand

From: Phuket News - Easy Branches

16 May 2018

Woman who had a botched breast implant surgery in Thailand warns others about cheap, risky cosmetic operations. A woman who went to...

each year,’ according to a statement made by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS). Often patients are promised the world, but