RACS in the News

MBS Review – Chance for your say

From: Doctorportal

16 November 2018

BY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ANDREW C MILLER, CHAIR, AMA MEDICAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE The AMA support for a review of the MBS has always been...

Surgical Assistants Society of Australia (MSASA), the Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons (RACS), individual surgical assistants (AMA


AMA warns MBS Taskforce Review over lack of transparency

From: Australian Medical Association

15 November 2018

AMA President Dr Tony Bartone has written to the MBS Taskforce Chair, Professor Bruce Robinson, warning him that the peak medical body is...

consult with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the colonoscopy review inadvertently excluding the Australian Private Hospitals


MBS Review process leaves much to be desired

From: Australian Medical Association

14 November 2018

BY CHRIS JOHNSON AND LUKE TOY The AMA is growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of transparency in the MBS Review process. AMA...

consult with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; and the colonoscopy review inadvertently excluding the Australian Private Hospitals


Australian orthopedic surgeon performs pioneer surgery, gives young cancer patient prosthetic knee — 5 insights

From: Becker's Spine Review

10 November 2018

Sydney, Australia-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Boyle performed a pioneer joint replacement surgery on a young osteosarcoma patient,...

. 5. Dr. Boyle is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is also a member of the


FGF10 and the Mystery of Duodenal Atresia in Humans

From: Frontiers

09 November 2018

Introduction Duodenal atresia (DA) is an important congenital cause of bowel obstruction in newborns. Often diagnosed prenatally on...

manuscript. Funding This work was supported by a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Foundation in Surgery Small Project Grant,


National Road Safety Governance review announced

From: Inside Construction

09 November 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and minister for infrastructure, transport and regional development Michael McCormack has announced a new Review of...

for Automotive Safety Research; and Dr John Crozier, chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma Committee. Woolley and


There are serious problems in our medical industry with an alarming number of doctors taking their own lives

From: The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

09 November 2018

ON A seemingly ordinary Thursday morning last May, respected Brisbane gastroenterologist Andrew Bryant went to work...

been harassed in the previous 12 months. In 2015, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons found that 49 per cent of respondents had been


Suicide and bullying rife

From: Retail Pharmacy Magazine

08 November 2018

Health professionals can face significant challenges relating to their own mental health, according to two perspectives published in The...

or harassment in the previous 12 months. In 2015, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons found that 49 per cent of respondents had been


Mythbusting jobs: Female surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp

From: Careers with STEM

08 November 2018

Being a surgeon is tough. Long hours, life or death situations and an invisible glass ceiling that sees women opting out of the profession....

in STEM. Startling statistics According to a 2011 report from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, only 8.5% of surgeons are female


Dr bullies a threat to patient safety

From: The Australian Hospital & Healthcare Bulletin

07 November 2018

Low level unprofessionalism by medical practitioners is a risk to patient safety, according to the authors of a Perspective published by...

harassment in the previous 12 months. In 2015, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons found that 49% of respondents had been subjected