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COVID-19: Workforce and Membership
 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Will RANZCOG charge a reinstatement fee for retired Fellows and Diplomates who wish to renew their registration?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, RANZCOG will not charge a fee to process applications for reinstatement to FRANZCOG or DRANZCOG. Members will be required to pay annual subscriptions relevant to their status e.g. semi-retired.
 


I am a retired Fellow and I want to help at my local hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can I return to active Fellowship?

There are three different pathways for retired Fellows returning to the workforce to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.

These pathways are:

  1. Fellows who retired less than 2 years ago.
  2. Fellows who retired between 2-3 years ago.
  3. Fellows who retired more than 3 years ago.

Please see information on how to apply for reinstatement to active Fellowship below for each category.

 

I have been retired for less than 2 years.

If you retired from active practice less than two years ago and would like to return to active Fellowship in order to practice during the Covid-19 pandemic, please contact the CPD team at [email protected] with your request to be reinstated to active Fellowship, where all reinstatement fees will be waived.

Please note: in order for your request for reinstatement to active Fellowship to be considered, you must be registered with the relevant regulatory authority (i.e. AHPRA or MCNZ).
  • For AUS Fellows please seek further information regarding COVID-19 registration with AHPRA
  • For NZ Fellows please seek further information regarding COVID-19 registration with the MCNZ
 
 

I have been retired for 2-3 years.

If you retired from active practice between 2-3 years ago and would like to return to active Fellowship in order to practice during the Covid-19 pandemic, you will need to follow the RANZCOG Re-entry to practice and retraining policy, where all reinstatement fees will be waived. The pathway for an absence from practice of more than 24 months, as outlined in the policy will apply to you. 

Please note:
 in order to be reinstated to active Fellowship, you will need active medical registration with the relevant regulatory authority (i.e. AHPRA or MCNZ). 
  • For AUS Fellows please seek further information regarding COVID-19 registration with AHPRA
  • For NZ Fellows please seek further information regarding COVID-19 registration with the MCNZ

Following approval of registration with AHPRA or the MCNZ, please contact the RANZCOG CPD team at [email protected] with your request to be reinstated to active Fellowship including all documentation as outlined in the re-entry to practice and retraining policy.

 

I have been retired for more than 3 years.

If you retired from active practice more than three years ago and would like to return to active Fellowship in order to practice during the Covid-19 pandemic, you will need to follow the RANZCOG Re-entry to practice and retraining policy, where all reinstatement fees will be waived. The pathway for an absence from practice of more than 24 months, as outlined in the policy will apply to you. 

Please note: in order to be reinstated to active Fellowship, you will need active medical registration with the relevant regulatory authority (i.e. AHPRA or MCNZ). 
  • For AUS Fellows please seek further information regarding registration with AHPRA
  • For NZ Fellows please seek further information regarding restoration to the register with the MCNZ

Following approval of registration with AHPRA or the MCNZ, please contact the RANZCOG CPD team at [email protected] with your request to be reinstated to active Fellowship including all documentation as outlined in the re-entry to practice and retraining policy.

Disclaimer


Disclaimer

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the lead body for women’s health in Australia and New Zealand and carries the responsibility for advice, dissemination of information and support of our members, our patients and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The College respects the role of government, health departments and health administrators in coordinating a national response. Our public statements are made following consultation with officials, and medical experts, and with the understanding that the impacts of the pandemic are evolving, multifactorial and that action in one area will have intended, and unintended, effects on other areas.

RANZCOG will continue to provide information and advice that is the best available, to our knowledge. Given the recency of Covid-19 and the paucity of data, particularly in pregnancy, the accuracy of any advice may be rapidly superseded. We will endeavour to regularly update our communication as new information becomes available. Furthermore, RANZCOG will not comment on areas beyond our remit.

RANZCOG commentary on COVID-19 should be considered advisory, and not proscriptive, and all health workers, and the general public, should heed the advice of government and health authorities.
 


 

More information

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