Our Consultations

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 are listed on this page.

Informed decision making in the management of localised prostate cancer – a patient-focused perspective

Overview
The Faculty of Radiation Oncology advocates for true multidisciplinary patient-centred care, including options and choices. The Faculty of Radiation Oncology advocates for true multidisciplinary patient-centred care, including options and choices. All men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer who are approaching active treatment must be fully informed of all the treatment options available to them and consult with both a urologist and a radiation oncologist before making their treatment decision. Feedback is sought from all members and interested organisations and individuals.

Specialty
Radiation oncology

Information on how to submit comments
Members and interested parties can submit their comments and feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 11 May

Relevant documentation 
Informed Decision Making in the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer V3.4

Second Opinions in Medical Imaging

Overview
The FCR is seeking member feedback on a position statement covering ‘Second Opinions in Medical Imaging’. This Position Statement has been developed to provide an understanding of what a second opinion is, and what setting a second opinion may occur in. Radiologists are frequently asked to review prior imaging studies that have been performed and / or reported by other radiologists, including trainees. We understand that the written radiology report produced after performing and analysing an imaging study is open to the scrutiny and critique of other medical practitioners, patients, the legal profession, and potentially the public at large. The position statement gives a clear understanding of the context in which the opinion is provided, what will be done with the information, and how and where the second opinion will be documented and by whom. These points are key to maximising the value and reducing liabilities and harms resulting from this core aspect of radiological practice. The FCR would like to invite members to review and provide feedback on this position statement.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please respond by Tuesday 15 May 2018. Feedback can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9268 9777.

Relevant documentation 
Second Opinions in Medical Imaging V1

 

Critical Test Result Notification

Overview
The FCR is seeking member feedback on a position statement covering ‘Critical Test Result Notification’. This position statement has been developed to provide advice with regard to urgent clinical radiology findings that require the individual who referred the patient, or the patient themselves, to be notified of the results immediately. This position statement recommends documentation of the details of the conversation, including time, date and identity of the individuals involved in the discussion. The FCR would like to invite members to review and provide feedback on this position statement.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please respond by Tuesday 15 May 2018. Feedback can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9268 9777.

Relevant documentation 
Critical Test Result Notification V1

 

Second Opinions by Clinical Radiologists - Role in and Position on Provision of Second Opinions by Clinical Radiologists

Overview
The FCR is seeking member feedback on a position statement covering ‘Second Opinions by Clinical Radiologists - Role in and Position on Provision of Second Opinions by Clinical Radiologists’. This position statement has been developed to document the role in the provision of second opinions by clinical radiologists, addressing: management, handling and advice, and have been written for members of the public who may contact the College seeking second opinions. The FCR would like to invite members to review and provide feedback on this position statement.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please respond by Tuesday 15 May 2018. Feedback can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9268 9777.

Relevant documentation 
Second Opinions by Clinical Radiologists V1

 

Quality Imaging in Acute Stroke Management

Overview
The Faculty of Clinical Radiology is seeking member feedback on the Position Statement on Quality Imaging in Acute Stroke Management. This Position Statement, developed by the Acute Stroke Working Group on behalf of Faculty Council, seeks to outline and promote the integral role of radiologists in the management of acute stroke.

The reporting clinical radiologist value-adds to the efficacy of the stroke management pathway by facilitating rapid, appropriate and accurate imaging assessment and interpretation. As key members of the multidisciplinary stroke team, radiologists add value to patient care beyond image interpretation and are integral in the care of stroke patients through assessing response to treatment, performing image-guided interventions and advising on the best use of imaging in the care of stroke patients.

This paper emphasises that as service models, treatment strategies and imaging approaches continue to evolve in the acute stroke management pathway it is of paramount importance for radiologists – both diagnostic and interventional - to be directly involved.

All members are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Position Statement on Quality Imaging in Acute Stroke Management.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please respond by 30 April 2018. Feedback can be directed to Kelly Dargan via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9268 9777.

Relevant documentation 
Position Paper on Quality Imaging in Acute Stroke Management

 

Building Radiology eReferral: Safety, Security and Patient Choice

Overview
The FCR is seeking member feedback on a position statement covering electronic referrals, ‘Building Radiology eReferral: Safety, Security and Patient Choice’. This Position Statement has been developed to foster eReferral in clinical radiology services and complement recent progress towards the inclusion of clinical radiology reports in My Health Record in Australia. This position statement only applies to community-based and outpatient clinical radiology referrals.  At present, the communication loop between a referrer and their radiologist generally operates with paper for the initial referral and, in most cases, electronic communication of the radiologist’s report.  Other parts of healthcare, such as pharmacy and pathology are moving towards paperless requests or referrals.  This paper explores some key principles underlying such requests.  The FCR would like to invite members to review and provide feedback on this position statement.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please respond by 27 April 2018. Feedback can be directed to Kate Scott-Murphy via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9268 9777.

Relevant documentation  
Building Radiology eReferral Position Statement


 

Browse our submissions and professional documents to view the outcomes of previous consultations below.

Submissions 

Professional documents