RACP Annual Report 2022
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Strategic plan 2022 – 2026
During the year the College released its Strategic Plan for the period 2022-2026.
Our strategic plan defines where we want to be in the future. It sets out four strategic focus areas with underlying priorities to achieve our strategic goals and add value to our membership.
These areas will be key priorities for future delivery of our core role, which is to educate, advocate and innovate, while lifting the health outcomes for the First Nations people of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Focus area one Sustainable College | He Kāreti toitū We will govern and operate in a responsible, sustainable, and effective manner. Priorities
  • Embedding strong governance culture and practices
  • Developing and embedding a robust, effective risk management framework
  • Fostering a culturally safe, inclusive, and diverse College
  • Investing in automation, analytics, and integrated technology to support valuable member experiences.
Focus area two Member experience and belonging | Wheako mema me te ūkaipō We will deliver valuable member experiences, responsive to members’ unique and changing needs. Priorities
  • Lifting member health and wellbeing
  • Personalising member services and connections
  • Streamlining digital experiences
  • Supporting and advocating for our diverse member communities
  • Enhancing support for our Indigenous members
  • Listening to and acting upon member feedback.
Focus area three Physician and practice of the future | Kaimātai me te mahi ā mua We will create and support the next generation of specialist physicians for the future of medicine and community health needs. Priorities
  • Growing our Indigenous workforce
  • Advancing gender equity in medicine
  • Ongoing education renewal to maintain world-class training, assessment and CPD
  • Enabling flexible training across settings
  • Supporting physician workforce capacity and policy reforms
  • Fostering the physician researcher.
Focus area four Equitable and healthier communities | Ngā hāpori matatika, hāpori hauora. We will lead change for better health and wellbeing across our profession, populations, and healthcare systems. Priorities
  • Increasing our influence on public policy
  • Empowering member driven advocacy
  • Building support for change in the community
  • Focusing on identified priorities:
  • COVID-19
  • Indigenous health and priority populations
  • climate justice
  • preventative health
  • regional, rural, and remote communities
  • health system improvement and integration
  • Enabling Indigenous justice and equity
  • Increasing the College’s international capabilities