Ensuring patients have given their informed consent to a course of medical treatment is integral to safe medical practice and is embedded in everyday language as a doctor.
I am delighted to bring you a jam-packed issue which I hope you find both interesting and valuable.
In recent years there has been an increase in complaints about compounded medicines supplied by community pharmacies.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has released a position statement for practitioners and students encouraging registered health practitioners and students (particularly
The Medical Council is acutely aware of the stress doctors’ experience when a complaint is made about them.
The demands on our profession this year are no secret, even to the broader community. However, what may not be so obvious to many is that some of our colleagues are suffering.
The decision to leave medicine is never easy but doctors who retire, sell their practice or are suspended still have record-keeping obligations under legislation and best-practice guidelines.
Reports from the frontline indicate that well-intentioned GPs are drowning in a sea of double handling and mismatched records when it comes to providing medical care to residents of aged care facil