Royal Australasian College of Surgeons's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Monique Whear and Lyn JourneauxAdministrative Officer, Fellowship & Standards ManagementSector: Medical Education and Standards

    Who is Royal Australasian College of Surgeons?

    The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is a membership-based organisation with over 6000 Fellows, Surgical Trainees and International Medical Graduates, employing 200 staff, in Australia and New Zealand.

    What does road safety mean to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons?

    Surgeons treat victims of road trauma daily. Since 1970, the College has championed advocacy to reduce incidence and severity of road trauma. It continues to advocate for evidence-based road safety countermeasures and improved management of trauma victims.

    What are Royal Australasian College of Surgeons NRSPP road safety commitments and by when?

      Road Safety Commitment

    Completed

    1. The College Trauma Committee is convening a Trauma Symposium ‘Fatal Distraction’ which will explore the issue of Distraction and Road Safety. Program partners are invited to register for the 18 November 2015 event at: http://www.surgeons.org/member-services/interest-groups-sections/trauma/trauma-week/ Nov 2015
    2. The College will collaborate with the NRSPP on road trauma prevention campaigns such as – the advantages of helmets when riding bikes, new technologies to prevent use of mobile phones when driving, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard features in all new cars sold in Australia. Ongoing
    3. The College is able to provide professional surgical advice and injury statistics, through the Trauma Committee, as required, to assist the NRSPP assess new technology to prevent road trauma. Ongoing
    4. The College supports evidence-based initiatives that prevent injury and reduce devastating effects of trauma. The Road Trauma Advisory Committee is continually looking for ways it can assist in the campaign to fight road trauma and a direct link to the NRSPP will be an effective way to promote and stimulate cross fertilization of ideas and review creative solutions. Ongoing
  • Monique Whear and A/Professor Benjamin ThomsonAdministrative Officer and Head of Road Trauma Committee