Healthier doctors = healthier patients

We spoke with Clinical Professor Leanne Rowe AM – a GP, former RACGP Chair, author and mental health advocate for the profession - about the health pressures doctors face, the barriers that can stop colleagues from getting help and some practical steps for better self-...

Ensure you’re equipped to write that script!

Do you know what authorities you need to issue prescriptions? The Council receives many complaints about poor and/or unauthorised prescribing of Schedule 8 (S8) drugs. In 2018, seven doctors from the same practice in a regional city prescribed large quantities of drugs...

10 keys to good patient-centred record keeping

How do I take proper medical notes and communicate with my patient? Here's how.

Telehealth changes are here: What you need to know

What is telehealth? Telehealth refers to consultations that use technology as an alternative to in-person doctor-patient consultations, including video, internet, or phone consultations, as well as using digital images, data, including home-based patient monitoring,...

NSW Health Professional Councils – Community Member Vacancies

Please note: Applications for these positions have now closed.

Interpersonal violence: reporting and patient care

Interpersonal, domestic, and family violence is a pervasive issue that affects people across many socioeconomic, cultural and community demographics. Medical practitioners play an important role in identifying and addressing domestic and family violence, often treating...

Psychological safety: How a healthy workplace can improve patient care

Medical Council representatives recently attended the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA) National Conference, to learn about the initiatives helping build a positive culture in medical practice. Prioritising psychological safety in health settings has important...

Building a culture of care: Separating fact from fear in mandatory notifications

Doctors are uniquely positioned when seeking healthcare as patients, with insights and professional experience which may assist or sometimes hinder accessing medical care. There are concerns amongst the profession that mandatory reporting may dissuade doctors from...

NSW Health Professional Councils and HPCA launch Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy

The NSW Health Professional Councils and Health Professional Councils Authority have launched their joint Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy 2023 – 2024.