Eliminating racism is central to a culture of respect, but it won’t happen without effort. Together we are striving to build a culture where all surgeons and people involved with RACS feel they are valued and can contribute fully and safely to reach their potential.  

 Each of us has a right to a workplace free of any form of racism. Every RACS Fellow, Trainee, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG), and healthcare worker deserves a workplace and training environment in which they feel safe.  
Participants in the 2021 independent evaluation of our work to build respect and improve patient surgery told us it was time to act on racism and our College is striving to better support our Fellows, Trainees, SIMGs and staff to recognise, respond to and address racism in surgery and healthcare.  
RACS has developed an evidence informed resource designed to provide guidance on recognising and responding to racism. 
Access RACS’ guidance on recognising and responding to racism in the workplace here. (PDF 843.43KB)