Cultural diversity improves the health workforce by enriching teams’ cognitive diversity. This supports better problem solving, decision making, innovation and bias and blind spot mitigation. It helps everyone reach their full potential.
The 2016 RACS Diversity and Inclusion Plan (PDF 857.21KB) guided the first chapter of our work to strengthen diversity in surgeryand reflected the goal in our 2015 Building Respect Action Plan, to embrace diversity and foster gender equity.
In 2019, we reviewed progress against the Diversity and Inclusion plan, with the outcomes presented in the 2019 Progress Update (PDF 11.44MB)
You can read more about our work since 2021 to foster a more diverse and inclusive profession here.