The College actively engages with governments, industry, consumers and other stakeholders in clinical radiology and radiation oncology to ensure consumers have access to quality services.
In the lead up to the 2019 Australian federal election, RANZCR liaised with all major parties on the issues most important to our members, resulting in a number of commitments from each party to help improve the quality of healthcare for Australians. The commitments can be viewed below:
Clinical Radiology Federal Election 2019 Survey Responses
Radiation Oncology Federal Election 2019 Survey Responses
Our work to develop policy, professional standards, practice standards and quality projects is the foundation of our advocacy work. For some examples of our advocacy work, please refer to our position statements and submissions and media releases.
We also undertake a number of other initiatives:
The College is proud to be a founding partner of Choosing Wisely Australia and Choosing Wisely New Zealand. The goal of Choosing Wisely is to start conversations between consumers and clinicians about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, enhancing the quality of care and, where appropriate, reducing unnecessary care.
RANZCR has identified 11 procedures that clinicians and consumers should question. Read our recommendations.
Visit Choosing Wisely Australia for information about the Australian initiative or Choosing Wisely New Zealand for information on the New Zealand campaign.
1 in 2 cancer patients would benefit from radiation therapy at some time during their cancer experience. However, fewer than 1 in 3 patients in Australia and New Zealand will actually receive radiation therapy.
In 2013, the Faculty of Radiation Oncology initiated the Radiation Oncology Targeting Cancer campaign to raise awareness among the cancer community and health professionals that radiation therapy is an effective, safe and sophisticated treatment for cancer.
The award-winning Targeting Cancer website is a trusted source of information about radiation therapy for cancer patients and their families, as well as for other health professionals, especially General Practitioners.
Visit Targeting Cancer
InsideRadiology is an award-winning website that provides consumers and health professionals with accurate, up to date, easily accessible information about medical imaging tests and treatments.
All information is written by Fellows of the College or other expert health professionals, and made as easy as possible to understand for consumers and healthcare professionals.
Held on 8 November every year, the International Day of Radiology aims to build greater awareness of how clinical radiology contributes to safe patient care, and to improve understanding of the vital role clinical radiologists play in health care.
Each year International Day of Radiology celebrates a new theme. The College engages in a variety of activities to celebrate these themes, including developing resources and hosting events. Find out more about how we marked the International Day of Radiology last year in News and Media.