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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.

Best practice updates | Medical phone scams

The NSW Ministry of Health’s Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit has received reports of a scam that has seen more than 30 doctors across NSW caught up in the prescribing of high strength fentanyl patches following directions given fraudulently over the telephone. Following...

Medical student essay reflections

We have had the pleasure to sit down with our NSW Medical Student Essay Prize winners and highly commended entrants, to chat about the essay process and what they have learned along the way. Our 2022 runner up Ho Yun Lee shares his thoughts. How has writing this essay...

Medical student reflections

We have had the pleasure to sit down with our NSW Medical Student Essay Prize winners and highly commended entrants, to chat about the essay process and what they have learned along the way. Our 2022 prize winner Jessie Cai shares her thoughts. How has writing this...

Transgender medicine update

Fundamentally all people want to be treated with equity, however transgender patients may hesitate to access health services if they believe they may face discrimination. Many transgender or gender diverse (trans) people delay or avoid seeking health care because they...

Call for Expression of Interest - Community Members

Please note: The deadline for this Expressions of Interest has now passed. Vacancies: Community Members Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought for suitably qualified and experienced community members for appointment to the Medical Council of NSW. The primary...

Call for Expression of Interest - Shared Lay Members Panel

Please note: The deadline for these Expressions of Interest has now passed. Expressions of interest are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced nominees for appointment by the Minister for Health to the Health Professional Councils Authority Shared Lay...

When should I include an interpreter in a consult?

The Australian population speaks over 300 languages. However, according to the 2016 Census , 4.5% of the NSW population report that they do not speak English well or at all. People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds tend to have different...

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