Prior to state and federal elections, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons provides an opportunity for political parties to outline policy positions on key issues relating to the delivery of surgical services by providing a document outlining the areas of specific concern and relevance to the Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates of Tasmanian in the lead-up to the forthcoming state election. RACS then distributes the responses to its membership and the broader community.
RACS believes that considered and informed policy positions will allow the Tasmanian region of the College to advocate effectively to ensure the best outcomes for patients.
RACS has identified six key focus areas relevant to the 2018 Tasmanian Election:
- Teaching, Training and Research
- Elective Surgery Waiting Lists
- Clinical Engagement and a Culture of Respect
- Tasmanian Audit of Surgical Mortality
- Alcohol Related Harm
Read the RACS Tasmanian election statement and responses from each political party at the links below.