Statements on the reintroduction of elective surgery
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has developed a principle-based document to help guide the States and Territories in both public and private sectors as the restoration of elective surgery begins.
Our specialty societies statements have produced individual guidelines and statements to complement AHPPC’s ‘Restoration of Elective Surgery’ document. Click on the links below to read the respective documents. Other guidelines will be made available as they are developed.
- Australian Orthopaedic Association
- Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
- Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons, General Surgeons Australia and New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
- Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons and General Surgeons Australia
- General Surgeons Australia decision tree for surgeons
Please click on the links below to read our other specialty societies’ guidelines.
- Australia & New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association and Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
- New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
- New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
RACS webinar series for Fellows, Trainees and IMGs
We are organising a series of webinars for Fellows, Trainees and IMGs. Please click on the links below to submit your questions and register.
IMGs – Impact of COVID-19 on Specialist Pathway: Your Questions Answered
You can inform the content of this webinar and future webinars by submitting questions about the impact COVID-19 might have on your specialist pathway to RACS Fellowship.
Date: Thursday 30 April (Submit questions by Tuesday 28 April)
Time: 6.30-7.30 pm AEST
Trainees – COVID-19 and Surgical Trainees: Your Questions Answered
This is the first of a series of webinars that will be shaped by the questions Trainees have about the impact of COVID-19 on their surgical training.
Date: Thursday 7 May (Submit questions by Wednesday 29 April)
Time: 4-5 pm AEST
Special Studio Sessions – more information here
The next session ‘Five myths about unacceptable behaviour in surgical education’ will be presented by Dr Rhea Liang. Register now.
Date: Wednesday 6 May
Time: 6-7 pm AEST
Voluntary COVID-19 tracing app in Australia
The Australian government has launched COVIDSafe, a voluntary tracing app that supports the mapping of the spread of COVID-19. The app helps State and Territory health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Read more about COVIDSafe.