Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents over 40,000 urban and rural general practitioners.
The RACGP's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principal activities of education, training and research and by assessing doctors' skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, helping GPs with issues that affect their practice, and developing standards that general practices use to ensure high quality healthcare.
The RACGP carries its activities within the following areas of strategic focus:
- education and training for general practice
- innovation and policy for general practice.
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is a membership organisation that prepares doctors to be medical specialists in the field of psychiatry, supports and enhances clinical practice, advocates for people affected by mental illness, and advises government on mental health care. Psychiatrists are clinical leaders in the provision of mental health care in the community and use a range of evidence-based treatments to support a person in their journey of recovery. The RANZCP is the peak body representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand, and as a bi-national college has strong ties with associations in the Asia-Pacific region. It comprises over 6,700 members, including more than 5,000 qualified psychiatrists (Fellows) and around 1,600 members who are training to qualify as psychiatrists (trainees).
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is the professional medical College of over 17,000 physicians and 8,000 trainee physicians in Australia and New Zealand. The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) is a Chapter of the RACP’s Adult Medicine Division that connects and represents over 200 Addiction Medicine Fellows and 30 trainees. The AChAM advances the study of Addiction Medicine in Australia and New Zealand through training, continuing professional development, research and collaboration with health professionals and organisations. The AChAM promotes the rights of patients and their families, and advocates for the adoption of evidence based policies to improve the care of individuals with substance use and behavioural addictions, and prevent health and social problems relating to substance use.