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Advocacy

The RACMA Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) work to strengthen the College’s voice and build a stronger profile for the College within healthcare advocacy to achieve greater visibility, influence and recognition.

A number of sub committees have been established under the PAC to focus on areas crucial to the College creating a footprint in Medical Administration and the healthcare industry in general. These sub committees are:

RACMA Policy and Advocacy: 2022- 2024

RACMA has developed a clearly defined Policy and Advocacy Plan through to 2024. RACMA Policy and Advocacy: 2022- 2024 aims to value and support medical leaders to improve health care and advocate for a better health system for patients and the community. The two-page plan clearly articulates the College’s Policy and Advocacy guiding principles and priorities. To view the plan click HERE.


Reconciliation Action Plan

RACMA has developed its first Reconciliatiuon Action Plan (RAP) – Reflect RAP, with full endorsement from Reconciliation Australia. Our Reflect RAP provides staff, Members, and stakeholders with a structured and accountable approach to advance reconciliation. The document sets out a number of steps aimed at building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples which will create a solid foundation for RACMA’s reconciliation pathway. This initial phase will also enable the College to define a clear vision to produce future RAPs and initiatives that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable.


Pre-Election Statements

2022

RACMA’s 2022 pre-Election statement highlighted five key areas of focus for the next Australian Government, these are:

1. Improving Medical Workforce Planning

2. Improving Workplace Culture

3. Building and Developing Medical Leadership in Remote, Rural and Regional Australia

4. Addressing Climate Change and its flow on affects to healthcare for the community

5. Mandating FRACMAs and AFRACMAs in all healthcare settings


Submissions and consultation work

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) draft Data Strategy 2023
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Medical Board of Australia: Public consultation on a revised registration standard - Granting general registration to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training
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Review and Revision of the National Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Workforce Development (WFD) Strategy: Discussion Paper - March 2022
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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability - December 2021
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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - September 2019
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