Domestic violence: Can you spot it?
It has been estimated that a GP may see as many as five women a week who present with symptoms of violence in the home. Yet the GP is unaware of the violence. Read more.
What it means to say 'sorry'
Sometimes, things go wrong. How you react to a patient's distress may be the tipping point as to whether or not they lodge a formal complaint which could lead to a stressful investigation by medical regulators. However, many doctors fear that saying "sorry" could be an admission of liability which could later be used against them. Read more.
Hot button issues
Each year, the Medical Council considers about 2300 complaints and notifications about medical practitioners in NSW. While complaints cover a wide range of issues, there are a few subjects that come up frequently. These resources may help you avoid a complaint in these areas: Read more
Doctors must reach out to colleagues suffering in silence
It's time doctors and medical students trying to cope with mental health issues can feel comfortable and supported in seeking treatment.
Helping the healers: Doctors' Health Advisory Service
An independent and confidential service where doctors can seek support and advice.Read more.
Medicines and prescribing
Have you had prescriptions lost or stolen? Why you need to report
Tips on how to avoid having scripts forged or stolen, and what you need to do if they are. Read more.