RACS in the News

Report highlights 'hidden curriculum' stopping women graduates becoming surgeons

From: Collie Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

22 May 2018

Women account for 50 per cent of all medical graduates in Australia but only 12 per cent become surgeons, a report...

of Rural Health student Sarah McLain presented a report to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons [RACS] national congress in Sydney. It


“It’s just the flick of a switch”: The NSW Government’s “illogical” stance on point-to-point cameras

From: 2GB

21 May 2018

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is calling on the NSW Government to reconsider extending point-to-point cameras to cars,...

to cars, labelling its refusal to do so “illogical.” Chair of the RACS trauma committee, Dr John Croizer, says the decision to confine the


Australia: Updates from the courts in relation to medical manslaughter and gross negligence

From: Mondaq

18 May 2018

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Williams, orthopaedic surgeon and spokesperson for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, called for tighter guidelines, including a


Make no mistake: Domestic violence remains a national crisis in Australia

From: Women's Agenda

17 May 2018

It is prolific and inexplicable. It isn’t new but the past few weeks make it clear, once again, that domestic violence poses a very real...

Dr Angela Jay’s powerful personal narrative focuses attention on ubiquitous VAW at RACS #RACS18 #Whiteribbonaust pic.twitter.com/c8hjvvJuRR


'Illogical': Surgeons back push to extend point-to-point speed cameras to all cars

From: The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

17 May 2018

first published at 4:20pm In numbers People killed on NSW roads so far this year 137 People killed on NSW roads...

roads, say Australia's top surgeons. A statement by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' (RACS) trauma committee said evaluations of


Fatal crashes involving older drivers rise as surgeon calls for advertising rethink

From: Topix

16 May 2018

Fatal and serious road accidents involving drivers aged 65 and older are on the rise across Australia, new research presented at the Royal...

are on the rise across Australia, new research presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons annual scientific congress shows.


Aussie woman disfigured after botched boob job in Thailand

From: Phuket News - Easy Branches

16 May 2018

Woman who had a botched breast implant surgery in Thailand warns others about cheap, risky cosmetic operations. A woman who went to...

each year,’ according to a statement made by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS). Often patients are promised the world, but


'I've been permanently disfigured - I had open wounds': Woman who got breast implant surgery in Thailand warns others about cheap, risky operations

From: Celebrityrave.com

16 May 2018

An Australian woman went to Thailand seeking breast implants has opened up Lee Cameron, 48, said she is permanently damaged after her...

each year,' according to a statement made by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS). Often patients are promised the world, but


Should we measure the performance of our surgeons?

From: ABC News

15 May 2018

In Australia, the UK and the US schemes are being implemented to track the outcomes of surgeons — that is, following up with the people...

Dr Barbara Bass, was in Australia for the annual conference of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, along with endocrine surgeon and


Family dogs responsible for most attacks, new research shows

From: Bay Post (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

14 May 2018

A single bite from his family's nine-year-old pet dog - so gentle it barely woofed at a stranger - nearly killed...

8 per cent were bitten by a stranger's dog, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Congress in Sydney heard last week. Susan O'Mahony,