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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. Recently, Council learned of seven doctors from the same practice in a regional city who had...

10 keys to good patient-centred record keeping

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

Council Membership Vacancies

Expressions of interest are invited for membership of the Medical Council of NSW for the following vacancy: 1 Community member The Information Package for Applications has details about membership responsibilities and how to apply. Applications are now closed

Data safety all a hack?

Have you ever used someone else’s credentials because they were already logged in? Do you try to cut corners by staying logged in to save time? Have you ever updated your patients’ notes or written a prescription using someone else’s login? If you answered yes to even...

An interview with Council President Associate Professor Richard Walsh

With a long and successful career in medicine, Associate Professor Richard Walsh comes to the Medical Council of NSW with a distinguished record. We spoke with Dr Walsh about his career and his vision for the Council as its President. Medical Council of NSW (MCNSW):...

Patient safety depends on timely, quality clinical handovers

Communication between hospitals and doctors can have an enormous impact on the health outcomes of patients, and it all starts with a humble discharge summary. Poor transfer of care arrangements between a hospital and a patient’s GP is a known risk to patient safety and...

Who's who in medical regulation?

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. But every doctor has a reasonable chance of being the subject of a complaint at...

Spotlight on Communication... Message from the President

We all know that clear two way communication with patients is an essential element of good medical practice. As doctors, we also face work and personal pressures which can make it challenging to maintain consistently good standards of communication with all our...

Medical Council releases final report of Gail Furness SC into its processes with respect to Dr Emil Gayed

Message from the President - Associate Professor Richard Walsh In June 2018, the Medical Council requested Ms Gail Furness SC inquire into the actions of the former Medical Board, now the Medical Council, in response to concerns raised about the professional...

Postnatal Depression – a silent killer

By Dr Martine Walker Pregnancy and the first year after giving birth are the riskiest time in a woman’s life for anxiety and depression. One in 10 women experience depression and anxiety while they are pregnant and 1 in 7 women during the first postnatal year. A recent...

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