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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
About the Council Directed Health Assessments List HPCA is seeking applications from registered health professionals to become a health assessor on...
Warning to doctors – misuse of fentanyl patches The NSW Ministry of Health has issued a warning to doctors about the risks associated with fentanyl...
In the 2018/19 financial year, the Medical Council received 2,518 complaints about 2,051 doctors – just under 7% of registered medical practitioners...
A number of NCAT decisions have been featured in recent editions of our doctors' newsletter. However, most practitioners who come to the attention of...
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...
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We spoke with Clinical Professor Leanne Rowe AM – a GP, former RACGP Chair, author and mental health advocate for the profession - about the health...
We acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Eora Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.