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2019

Firearms Reforms

01 February 2019

RACS's recognises the seriousness and frequency of trauma associated with firearms across Australia and New Zealand and recommends strict gun control including the compulsory national register of all firearms, the banning and prohibition of importation by individuals of semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns, as well as that compulsory training, education and licensing measures continue in Australia. RACS also recommends that a mechanism for regular review of firearms control measures be put in place.


Submission to the Inquiry Into Workplace Fatigue and Bullying in South Australian Hospitals and Health Services

31 January 2019

Medical colleges and hospital accreditors are increasingly recognising the importance of good workplace culture in the delivery of healthcare, and RACS welcomes the Inquiry into Workplace Fatigue and Bullying in South Australia Hospitals and Health Services.

As part of our commitment to standards and professionalism, RACS takes very seriously the subject of this inquiry and acknowledges that discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment (DBSH) occur in the surgical workplace and beyond. Over the past four years the College has dedicated considerable resources to ensuring a comprehensive response to this issue.


Supplementary Submission to the Independent Review of the Enterprise Patient Administration System (South Australia)

02 January 2019

Our health system is interconnected in such a way that clinicians and patients regularly work or seek treatment across multiple hospital sites and health networks. When EPAS was first introduced in to South Australian hospitals it was hoped that it would provide an integrated and consistent electronic health records system, which would result in safer, more efficient, and effective patient care. Despite the well-documented failures of the software, the principles of greater integration and consistency should remain a continuing priority.


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