RACP in a state of turmoil
2nd June 2015
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is being accused of secretive, authoritarian leadership by disgruntled fellows who say members are openly discussing a split.
Four RACP fellows have published an article describing the college as an example of how managerialism, with its focus on markets and efficiencies, has become entrenched in sectors such as health and education, often with perverse effects.
“The adoption of the managerialist model – no doubt initiated in good faith – has transformed an important organisation with a strong democratic tradition into an enterprise that is largely disconnected from its original purpose ‘to bring together