Cuts to Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants (ROHPG)
Posted 20th March 2017
At the end of 2016, the Government announced in the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that it will achieve “efficiencies” in the ROHPG Scheme of $18.7 million over three years, commencing 1 July 2017. However, the Faculty of Radiation Oncology at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) estimates that these cuts will be closer to $67 million over this period, which would be devastating to the small radiation oncology sector.
The Faculty of Radiation Oncology (FRO) is very concerned about these changes and the impact they will have on patient access to advanced radiation therapy techniques and the provision of quality radiation oncology services. The FRO has approached the Government with these concerns and are asking them to review this decision. An outline of these concerns can be found here.
The FRO has recently contacted ASMIRT seeking support for their advocacy efforts.
ASMIRT encourages its members to write to their local MPs, outlining their concerns as per the attached summary.
ASMIRT Chief Executive Sally Kincaid and the ASMIRT Board have also received advice from the Radiation Therapy Advisory Panel (RTAP). The Board is yet to provide response to the panel.
ASMIRT Members Area - Login Credentials and Password Security
Posted 7th March 2017
Members are encouraged to visit the secure ASMIRT members’ area (https://members.asmirt.org) frequently to access member resources and to lodge their CPD.
As part of good security practice, members are encouraged to maintain strong passwords and to change their passwords on a regular basis (via the link at the bottom of the contact information tab in the members’ area).
Members experiencing login (or associated) difficulties are asked to contact the ASMIRT office via telephone – 03 9419 3336 or else via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 ASMIRT Annual Report Now Published
Posted 28th February 2017
Members are encouraged to read the latest annual report which is published in the following section of the ASMIRT members area: Members Area / Resources / Publications / Annual Reports
(Member Username & Password Required).
New Chief Executive
Posted 11th January 2017
The ASMIRT Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sally Kincaid to the position of Chief Executive. Ms Kincaid took up the position on 10th January 2017.
Our Board is excited and thrilled to employ someone of Ms Kincaid’s calibre to lead its evolution into a high-performing professional organisation representing medical radiation practitioners.
Ms Kincaid was previously the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary at General Practice Registrars Australia, with experience as National Manager Products and Services at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Head of Marketing and Communications at Medical Indemnity Protection.
Ms Kincaid will be responsible for the future progression of the organisation and will work closely with the ASMIRT Board, key stakeholders and government, in order to provide leadership, direction and management to ASMIRT. Ms Kincaid will work towards ensuring the growth and development of the organisation and implementation and delivery of key strategies.
Mr Paul Gloster will return to his substantive role as Operations Manager with the full gratitude of our Board for his service and commitment whilst acting in the CE role.
Our Board of Directors welcomes Ms Sally Kincaid to ASMIRT and encourages you to make contact with her at email@example.com.