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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.

Medical Council of NSW Latest News and Updates
Cryotherapy
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Clinial Images
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Vaccination storage
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Friend request or patient at best?
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Recording of consults
The question of whether or not you can or should record conversations during consults arises fairly frequently. As a doctor, you may wish to record a...
Prescribing authorities:what NSW medical practitioners should know
Do you know what authorities you need to issue prescriptions? The Council receives many complaints about poor and/or unauthorised prescribing of...
Have you ever used someone else’s credentials because they were already logged in? Do you try to cut corners by staying logged in to save time? Have...
With a long and successful career in medicine, Associate Professor Richard Walsh comes to the Medical Council of NSW with a distinguished record. We...
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...
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