Corporate policies

The activities of ANZCA staff, Fellows, trainees and community representatives are guided by the following corporate policies.          

Academic integrity policy

This policy articulates ANZCA's expectations in regard to academic integrity and provides an overview of the College's procedures for investigating and managing academic misconduct.

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Bulk communications policy 

The bulk communications policy has been established to ensure that ANZCA, including FPM applies a consistent approach in its communications to Fellows, trainees and other key stakeholders. Material should be accurate, professionally designed and compliant with the college's Style Guide.

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College travel policies and information

Specific policies apply to ANZCA Fellows, trainees and staff who travel on approved College business. Information can be accessed by selecting the link below.

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Community representation policy

ANZCA strives to serve the community by fostering safety and high quality patient care in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain medicine. The engagement of community representatives is a valued means of supporting transparency and consistency in decision-making. The community representation policy outlines the College’s commitment and expectations in this area.

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The community representation schedule of fees (Australia) outlines the remuneration available to these representatives.

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Conflict of interest policy

ANZCA’s conflict of interest policy provides guidance in identifying and handling potential and actual conflicts of interest involving the College and its activities. The policy primarily relates to the college's councillors, members of committees, subcommittees, working groups and managerial staff, but is intended to raise awareness of conflict issues and guide those who represent the college, including as examiners, community representatives and staff. 

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Corporate collection policy

This policy is the guiding document for the development of a sustainable collection of gifts and memorabilia for ANZCA.

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Feedback management policy

This Policy provides information on the manner in which ANZCA receives and handles feedback from patients, other consumers, Fellows, trainees, other health professionals and other external stakeholders.

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Fraud and corruption control policy

This policy outlines ANZCA's commitment to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour and the prevention of fraud and corruption consistent with the AS 8001 - 2008 Fraud and Corruption Control Standard. The college encourages the reporting of suspected fraud and will treat notification of matters in a confidential matter.

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Information and Communication Technology Code of Conduct

This policy sets out the appropriate standards of behaviour for those who use the College’s information and communications technology resources (“ICT Resources”).
The scope of this policy includes employees, volunteers, Fellows, international medical graduate specialists (IMGS), trainees and contractors who use ANZCA ICT Resources.
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Information and Communication Technology Security Policy

This policy sets out guidelines for protecting the security of the College’s information and communications technology resources (“ICT Resources”)
 The scope of this policy includes all individuals using the College’s ICT Resources including employees, contractors, volunteers, Fellows, international medical graduate specialists (IMGS) and trainees

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Intellectual property policy

ANZCA creates and contributes to a wide range of policies, research, publications, seminars and documents. Some of the materials created by or for the college have commercial or strategic value, so the college has an interest in protecting and managing its intellectual property.

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Investment policy and investment strategy for long-term funds

ANZCA is committed to maintaining the College as a financially sustainable organisation in order to meet its objectives in accordance with its mission. That aim is supported through the operations of the College, which works to achieve a break even position or surplus each year.

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Notification of complaints and concerns policy

This policy describes the approach used by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), including the Faculty of Pain Medicine, to address and resolve complaints and concerns.
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Partnerships and Sponsorship policy

The objective of this policy is to provide clarity around how the College engages with and manages opportunities relating to partnerships and sponsorship.
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Policy framework

The policy framework provides guidance to ANZCA Council, President, Fellows, trainees and staff when developing policies, procedures and guidelines.

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Policy on bullying, discrimination and harassment for Fellows and trainees acting on behalf of the College or undertaking College functions

ANZCA considers bullying, discrimination and harassment unacceptable behaviour that will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Fellows and trainees acting as College representatives are responsible for their behaviour and should ensure an environment free of bullying, discrimination and harassment.

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Policy on developing submissions and representing ANZCA to external organisations

This policy provides an outline to ANZCA Council, President, Fellows, trainees and staff on developing submissions to a wide range of stakeholders on relevant issues.  The policy also covers other types of representations including meetings and working groups through which the college representatives participate on behalf of the College.

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Policy on recognition of current and past councillors

This policy outlines the recognition afforded to the current and past ANZCA Councillors, including current ANZCA Presidents, past ANZCA Presidents and past Deans of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

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Privacy policy

ANZCA is committed to ensuring the privacy of individuals. The College privacy policy communicates clearly the personal information handling practices of the College.

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Purchasing policy

This policy articulates ANZCA's guiding principles and provisions that apply when sourcing goods or services to ensure value for money, accountability, risk management and transparency. This policy applies to all staff, including the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Fellows and trainees of the College or Faculty are not permitted to enter into contracts on behalf of the College or Faculty.

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Social media policy

Recognising that social media is a credible and accepted form of communication, ANZCA supports the positive and responsible use of this communication tool. This policy ensures that the College's Fellows, international medical graduate specialists (IMGSs) and trainees acknowledge and understand the purpose, effects and possible risks associated with the use of social media across all platforms and in various environments.
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Survey research policy

This policy acknowledges that ANZCA requires a standard of survey research that promotes safe and high quality patient care, without infringing privacy and confidentiality concerns or burdening Fellows and trainees unnecessarily.

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Whistleblowers policy

The ANZCA whistleblowers policy provides a mechanism whereby employees and others can report their concerns freely and without fear of repercussion.  This policy is consistent with the Australian Standard AS8004-2003 Whistleblower Protection Programs for entities and the whistleblower provisions of the Corporations Act, Part 9.4AAA.

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