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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: more than 100
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Community Segment: Education, Health

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Quarterly
Board Meetings Held: During Day
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
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Community Representative - Women’s Health Committee

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) are seeking a Community Representative for its Women’s Health Committee. The Community Representative will serve on the RANZCOG Eleventh Council to October 2021.

(RANZCOG) is the leading standards body responsible for the training and education of specialists and GP obstetricians in obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and New Zealand.

RANZCOG is committed to the establishment and maintenance of the highest possible standards of practice in women’s health and provides programs in training, accreditation and continuing professional development (CPD) that are responsive to the evolving health care needs of women.

RANZCOG supports research into women's health and
act as an advocate for women's healthcare by forging productive relationships with individuals, the community and professional organisations, both locally and internationally.

The Women’s Health Committee:

  • Advise the RANZCOG Board and Council on all matters concerning the provision of women’s health services, with particular reference to obstetrical and gynaecological patient care.
  • Respond on behalf of the College to enquiries regarding women’s health issues, the reproductive health of the Australian and New Zealand community and the provision of services in obstetrics and gynaecology.
  • Review existing and develop new statements, guidelines and other types of advice (e.g. College Communiqués) on the provision of obstetrical and gynaecological patient care.
  • Following a request from an organisation, review existing guidance on obstetrical and gynaecological care developed by external groups, with a view towards possible endorsement of these for use by College Fellows.
  • Review existing and develop new patient education material on the obstetrical and gynaecological health of women.
  • Review and make suggestions for the activities of the Women’s Health Services.
  • Make suggestions regarding women’s health topics and issues for possible publication in College communications and training programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide a consumer’s perspective on matters considered by the College’s Council in relation to women’s healthcare in Australia and New Zealand.
  • To ensure that the Women’s Health Committee is aware of, and recognises the implications of, consumer perspectives in matters considered by the Committee.
  • To act as a source of information on issues affecting consumers that may be considered by the Women’s Health Committee.
  • To ensure easy readability of Patient Information Pamphlets and patient summaries within statements and guidelines developed by the Women’s Health Committee.
  • To contribute agenda items for discussion by the Women’s Health Committee that may have implications for consumers of women’s healthcare services that fall under the auspices of the College.
  • To contribute to robust, transparent decision-making that aligns with the College’s vision, mission and values.


Additional Committee information:

Meeting Frequency: The Committee will meet face-to-face three times a year during Council – March; July; November

Meeting Times: Thursday 8.00am- 12.30pm

Additional Information:

Additional information requests can by submitted via email to: board@ranzcog.edu.au

Closing Date for Applications:

Applications close 11:00pm 6 January 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please refer to the College's Website for a copy of the Position Description which outlines further details.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Community Specialist
Payment: Paid: Amount not disclosed

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