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New surgery protocols could see kids with appendicitis coming home sooner

21 April 2017

Managing the treatment of appendicitis using more efficient surgery protocols could mean your child being sent home a day sooner to recover, according to a study featured 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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Assoc. Prof. David Hillis departs RACS after 13 years as CEO

06 April 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Chief Executive Officer, Associate Professor David Hillis, has decided to retire from his position after 13 years of distinguished service in the role.

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Audit highlights extent of diabetes and liver issues in Northern Territory

05 April 2017

The Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality (NTASM) 2010-2016 Report was released today, and it highlighted that NT patients were considerably more likely to present with diabetes or hepatic (liver) issues, but had lower rates of cardiovascular disease compared to elsewhere in Australia.

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RACS Urges Halt to Road Carnage

28 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) joins Carers Australia and the Australian Automotive Association in supporting the 2017 Australasian College of Road Safety Submission to Federal Parliamentarians - The way forward to reduce road trauma.

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SA Surgeons and SA Health Shake Hands on Respect

28 March 2017

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has today signed a Statement of Intent agreement with SA Health based on a commitment to more effectively deal with discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment (DBSH) within the surgical profession.

 

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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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