RACGP seeking feedback on advocacy efforts

Paul Hayes

12/06/2019 3:45:52 PM

The RACGP is asking for GPs’ thoughts on its work during the Federal Election campaign.

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The RACGP ran a campaign to increase awareness of the issues most affecting Australia’s GPs and their patients.

With the Federal Election officially in the books, the RACGP is seeking members’ feedback on how the college approached the campaign.
‘It’s time for us to take stock of our advocacy efforts,’ RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon told members in a recent message.
The RACGP ran a campaign to increase awareness of the issues most affecting Australia’s GPs and their patients. The campaign consisted of two main parts:

  • Providing members with materials they could use to brief local candidates on the issues
  • An advertising campaign that ran in mainstream and social media for several weeks prior to the election 
In an effort to gather a ‘comprehensive picture’ of members’ thoughts on its campaign, the RACGP has sent GPs an online survey.
‘We are now preparing for the next Federal Election, so taking five minutes to share your views will help us fine-tune our approach to advocacy and our messages moving forward,’ Dr Nespolon said.
The survey is open until 11.59 pm on Sunday 16 June. Eligible members have already been sent a unique URL via email (first on 1 June, followed by a reminder on 12 June).
‘Independent research organisation EY Sweeney will be running the survey and feedback is anonymous,’ Dr Nespolon said. ‘I urge [members] to participate.’

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Michael Flynn   13/06/2019 6:34:46 AM

Information to be presented to patients and candidates good.

In my opinion, the TV & Radio advertisements with actors alluding to US experience were disingenious to say the least, and perhaps even dishonest. They were potentially, if not actually, alarmist. I do not believe that they reflected we'll on the professionalism of the College.