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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
Bruce Battye, Director PRU
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Professor David Cooper, Companion of the Order of Australia
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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...
Medical Council President Associate Professor Richard Walsh
A number of new Medical Council members have been appointed. From 1 July 2018, the new Council members are: President Associate Professor Richard...
opioid over prescription
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The doctor shopper
How do you identify a doctor shopper? Are doctor shoppers becoming harder to spot? How do you handle a drug dependent patient? What are some...
Doctor demonstrating safety for transgender patients
Many transgender people delay or avoid seeking health care because they have had negative experiences in medical settings. Doctors who rarely treat...
How do I take proper medical notes and communicate with my patient? Here's how.
Professor Nicholas Talley
The following NSW doctors and medical researchers were recognised in the Australia Day Honours List: Companion (AC) in the General Division Professor...
Couple in bed
Doctors who treat a patient for a chlamydia infection must record the contact details of their patient’s partner. To minimise the risk that patients...
We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future."