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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
a medical professional in scrubs and gloves uses a needle to draw up a vaccine from its vial
The Medical Council has received an increasing number of complaints from patients whose doctors’ have made preventable errors during vaccine...
An increasingly popular method of treating general practice patients with iron deficiency involves intravenous iron infusions with Ferinject ®. Many...
Is poor peer communication putting your patient at risk?
Good two-way communication is an essential element in successful doctor-patient relationships. But a communication breakdown between treating GPs can...
Medical literature frequently highlights the proven benefits of having your own doctor. But do doctors heed this advice? We speak with Dr Liz...
Respect promotes better outcomes
Respect promotes better outcomes Recent academic research demonstrates there is a correlation between disrespectful behaviour by practitioners within...
Two people sitting opposite each other in a counselling session
We spoke with Clinical Professor Leanne Rowe AM – a GP, former RACGP Chair, author and mental health advocate for the profession - about the health...
Call for expression of interest - legal members (now closed) Legal members for NSW health professional councils regulatory committees including the...
Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is often used in general practice, skin cancer medicine and dermatology to treat a number of common skin lesions. It is an established...
Clinial Images
Asking for advice on a diagnostic photo is as simple as snap, click, send. But what is the purpose of taking the photo? Did you seek the patient’s...
Vaccination storage
While there has been a high demand for flu and measles vaccines of late, these vaccines and others are only effective if they are stored correctly...
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