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Our Council was established in July 2010 under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). It is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

We aim to protect the health and safety of the public by managing complaints about doctors and students.

We manage complaints about the professional performance, conduct and/or health of a registered doctor in NSW.

If you are concerned about the health, conduct or performance of a registered doctor or student, let us know - anyone can make a complaint.

Find out about how we assess a complaint about you, including possible outcomes.

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We all know that clear two way communication with patients is an essential element of good medical practice. As doctors, we also face work and...
Sometimes, it’s necessary for a doctor to stop seeing a patient, or a patient may not want to see you. What do you do when faced with a patient who...
The Medical Council spoke to Dr Rosa Canalese, senior medical adviser at Avant and a Central Coast GP about communication strategies with patients...
A family member rings and asks if Mum has been to the doctor today? Saying yes, could be a breach of confidentiality. So when can privacy be breached...
When performing a physical examination, relying on implied consent can be risky. Especially with new patients you may not know well. So what do you...
I have a theory, entirely untroubled by scientific testing, that the quality of Doctor-Patient communication is best assessed in the surgery car park...
Message from the President - Associate Professor Richard Walsh In June 2018, the Medical Council requested Ms Gail Furness SC inquire into the...
Post Natal Depression - the silent killer
By Dr Martine Walker Pregnancy and the first year after giving birth are the riskiest time in a woman’s life for anxiety and depression. One in 10...
Bruce Battye, Director PRU
The Director the NSW Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit, Bruce Battye discusses what his unit does and key prescribing issues doctors need to be aware of...
Schedule 8 - Prescribing Knowledge Gap
Did you know that when you prescribe drugs of addiction (Schedule 8 drugs) to someone you may need an authority by the NSW Ministry of Health? Many...
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