RACS advocates for both our Fellows and our patients and by doing so we must be cognisant of any possible detrimental outcomes. We feel that global geopolitics has impacted upon our shores and thrust our profession into the broader arena of international health policy engagement.

It is this unique convergence of foreign affairs and international trade disputes which has RACS concerned as to how Australia will be influenced geopolitically during and after this pandemic has subsided. The ultimate question being can our healthcare system withstand another pandemic?