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It’s not top of mind but understanding how the regulatory puzzle fits together can be useful. Most practitioners don’t think about medical regulation, hoping they will never need to know.  

08/04/2019
Associate Professor Richard Walsh

We all know that clear two way communication with patients is an essential element of good medical practice.

19/12/2018

Sometimes, it’s necessary for a doctor to stop seeing a patient, or a patient may not want to see you.

18/12/2018

The Medical Council spoke to Dr Rosa Canalese, senior medical adviser at Avant and a Central Coast GP about communication strategies with patients when there’s been a mistake in clinica

19/12/2018

A family member rings and asks if Mum has been to the doctor today? Saying yes, could be a breach of confidentiality.

15/12/2018

When performing a physical examination, relying on implied consent can be risky. Especially with new patients you may not know well.

19/12/2018
Jon Fogarty

I have a theory, entirely untroubled by scientific testing, that the quality of Doctor-Patient communication is best assessed in the surgery car park.

15/12/2018

Message from the President - Associate Professor Richard Walsh 

07/01/2019

By Dr Martine Walker
 

07/09/2018

The Director the NSW Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit, Bruce Battye discusses what his unit does and key prescribing issues doctors need to be aware of.

08/08/2018