Fostering Respect update

RANZCOG has provided an update on its work to foster a better culture within O&G.

RANZCOG

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Updated
31 July 2023

One year into its four-year action plan, RANZCOG has provided an update on its work to foster a better culture within O&G.

RANZCOG President Dr Benjamin Bopp said: “In our first year, we achieved some meaningful goals. We reviewed and updated our complaint handling practices to align with a victim-centred approach. We appointed an Independent External Reviewer, who has the power to examine how we handle complaints and where we can improve. We have also introduced compulsory education on recognising and responding to bullying, harassment and discrimination.”

“Changing culture is hard work: there is no quick fix, progress is not always linear and setbacks are common. Nevertheless, it is important to acknowledge each action we complete, each increment of progress, and see it feeding into a larger effort by hospital leaders, ministers and health departments, other medical colleges and healthcare workers to reimagine the culture of medicine.”

Download the Fostering Respect Action Plan 2022-25: Progress report 2023.

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