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 and deadlines for submissions can be found following the links below.

Overview

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.

How to submit

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 16 July 2021.

Consultation documentation

RANZCR Strategy Consultation Draft 2022-24

Overview

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.

How to submit

Members and interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB 6 August 2021. Please reference line numbers where appropriate.

Specialty

Clinical Radiology 

Consultation documentation

Ethical Referrals Consultation Draft 2021

Overview

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.

Specialty

Radiation Oncology

How to submit

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 COB 25 August 2021. Please reference line numbers where appropriate.

Documentation

Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Part A v3 Consultation DRAFT  

Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Part B v3 Consultation DRAFT

Overview
This 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.

Specialty
Radiation Oncology

How to submit
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 COB 29 August 2021. Please reference line numbers where appropriate.

Documentation
Particle Therapy Position Paper


 

Position Statements, Consultations and Submission