Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
ANZSGM President Dr John Maddison appeared before the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on Thursday 16th October in Melbourne. The hearing inquired into aged care workforce with a focus on how to enhance capacity and how to make the aged care sector more attractive and rewarding. A full statement was provided to the Royal Commission (see link below) which highlighted the training required to qualify as a geriatrician, the role of geriatric medicine in residential aged care and the current makeup of the profession in Australia.
ANZSGM’s Clinical Issues Committee also provided a valuable contribution to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ submission to the Royal Commission which includes over 50 recommendations for improved best practice care for older Australians.