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2014

Proposed Local Alcohol Policy for the Waikato District

21 November 2014

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons wishes to indicate firm support for the measures proposed in the Waikato District Council's Local Alcohol Policy. 


Use of surgical mesh and mesh-like products (NZ)

17 November 2014

 While the use of any artificial implant is associated with a slightly greater risk of infection, the overall benefits arising through the use of mesh in these clinical situations have been confirmed through its extensive use over many years.


Review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions

06 October 2014

RACS has carefully assessed the consultation paper distributed for this review and believes it to be inadequate from a number of viewpoints.


Auckland City Council_Draft Alcohol Policy

26 September 2014

Our College is a strong advocate for proven evidence-based measures that will lead to the reduction in alcohol fuelled violence and related harms at no cost to the Auckland public.


Victorian State Election 2014 Position and Responses of Political Parties

08 September 2014

The Victorian region of the College has developed this document outlining the areas of specific concern to the College in the lead-up to the forthcoming Victorian election. 


Inquiry into measures to reduce alcohol and drug related violence

31 July 2014

Our College is a strong advocate for proven evidence-based measures that will lead to the reduction in alcohol fuelled violence and related harms at no cost to the NSW public.


CARC on Out-of-pocket expenses in Australian healthcare

29 July 2014

The funding of health care is increasingly complex and due to increasing costs, the inclusion of 'price-signals' to influence demand will progressively occur. 


HealthDirect regarding classification of cosmetic surgeons and proceduralists

04 July 2014

There should be a clear direction that 'cosmetic surgeon' is not a formal accredited specialty within medicine but cosmetic surgeryis usually performed by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons who are fully trained within an accredited program to perform this type of work.


PHARMAC's proposed approach to managing hospital medical devices

20 June 2014

The College has sought to answer the questions posed by PHARMAC, although the generality in parts of this document has meant that it is difficult to provide helpful, overall comment.


Draft NSW Rural Health Plan

12 June 2014

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) maintains an ongoing keen interest in rural health, evidenced by the support provided via the RACS Rural Health Committee and other associated groups.


Telehealth Services in Queensland

05 May 2014

This submission references work being undertaken by two College Fellows that highlights the opportunities that this medium presents in addressing medical care in rural and remote communities and also how its application has the potential to improve services and at the same time reduce overall costs to the health service.


South Australian State Election 2014 Positions And Responses Of Political Parties Manifesto

19 February 2014

The South Australian region of the College has developed this document which outlines the areas of specific concern to the College in the lead-up to the forthcoming South Australian election. 


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