RANZCR values professional input from members and regularly seeks member feedback on the development of professional documents, reports and submissions. When the College opens a consultation, details and deadlines for submissions can be found following the links below.
To remain relevant and sustainable it is essential our Strategy is forward-looking and accommodates new opportunities and unforeseen adversities to enable the College to thrive and being a medical college, this is also influenced by the priorities of our external regulators.
As you will see, we will build on these strong foundations, by retaining these priorities, enhancing others and shifted the focus through the specific goals and key initiatives identified. The priorities (written in no particular order) include: Member Experience, Advocacy, Education, Workforce, Clinical Excellence and Organisational Resilience.
The Board feels this is an accurate reflection of our major and important objectives for the immediate future and the actions required to achieve them. The new strategy also integrates previously separate plans in areas such as workforce, indigenous engagement and research.
RANZCR Strategy Consultation Draft 2022-24
The Faculty of Clinical Radiology has developed a discussion paper on Ethical Referrals. RANZCR supports arms-length referral to clinical radiology as the most appropriate and ethical relationship between referrer, provider and patient. There are potential risks to patients and funders when referrals are influenced by financial or other conflicts of interest such as reciprocal arrangement between medical practitioners, or business entities delivering health care. This paper is intended to encourage all those involved in patient care to join the conversation with RANZCR in support of ethical practice and to demonstrate the medical community’s support for arms-length referrals.
Ethical Referrals Consultation Draft 2021
The standards in this document have been developed to assist radiation oncology facilities, in Australia and New Zealand, to achieve best practice by providing a framework of requirements. It is expected that radiation oncology facilities will find these standards useful in the establishment and delivery of radiation oncology treatment services. It is also hoped that these standards will allow Australian and New Zealand facilities to be set up in a consistent manner.
How to submit
Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Part A v3 Consultation DRAFT
Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Part B v3 Consultation DRAFT
OverviewThis document aims to inform cancer professionals, health professionals, health administrators, consumers and interested individuals about the current status of particle therapy internationally, the evidence for their use and the target population. Since the first Position Paper was released in 2015, The Australian Bragg Centre (ABC) for Proton Therapy has begun construction and a collaborative national networked group of particle therapy facilities is the model that has developed in Australia. Whilst this document proposes a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) endorsed process for assessing Australian patients for referral overseas for particle therapy now, it lays the foundation for the selection of patients to receive particle therapy in Australia in an evidence-based and equitable way as soon as the ABC becomes operational.
Particle Therapy Position Paper
Position Statements, Consultations and Submission