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SafeScript NSW: real-time medication tracking coming your way

SafeScript NSW is a new tool which gives doctors and pharmacists real-time data about their patient’s prescribing and dispensing history for monitored medicines and helps them make more informed and safer prescribing decisions. SafeScript NSW was initially introduced...

Shared decision-making and five question model

Exploring what matters most to your patients is crucial to reducing the incidence of complaints and claims.Implementing shared decision-making (SDM) is essential to enabling a patient’s preferences to be incorporated into a consultation – improving patient knowledge,...

Medical records: are you doing the right thing for your patients?

Medical records: are you doing the right thing for your patients? explores medical records from both a practitioner and a patient perspective. Our host, Dr Martine Walker chats with special guests Dr Patrick Clancy, senior medical advisor at Avant and Dr Candace...

Part 2 - Prescribing Opioids & Drugs of Addiction - Working with Patients

In Part 2 we hear from Dr Simon Cowap, GP and educator in conversation with Dr Martine Walker, GP and medical advisor with the NSW Medical Council. How should practitioners respond to potentially addicted patients and ensure safe and appropriate care for patients with...

Part 1 - Prescribing Opioids and Drugs of Addiction - Rules & Requirements

Part 1 contains vital information for NSW medical practitioners as we discuss prescribing opioids and drugs of addiction. What are the rules in NSW and what do doctors need to know? We hear from Dr Brian Morton AM, GP and NSW Medical Council member, and Mr Bruce Battye...

Who's who in NSW health regulation?

How are complaints about NSW registered health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors and physiotherapists managed? What is the role of NSW health professional councils, Ahpra and the HCCC? What do you do if a complaint is made...

Burnout: are you at risk — and what you can do about it

In this episode, your host Dr Martine Walker joins Professor Leanne Rowe and Dr Peter Baldwin to discuss how doctors can manage burnout and maintain good mental health. The Essential Network: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/the-essential-network/ Professor Rowe’s...

Spotlight on: Performance Review Panel

When a performance matter is referred to the Council, one possible outcome is the practitioner may be required to undergo a Performance Assessment, which in some instances can lead to a Performance Review Panel (PRP). Of nearly 2000 complaints received by the Council...

Does being grumpy with patients carry serious medico-legal risk?

This article was first published in Australian Doctor , and has been republished by the NSW Medical Council with kind permission of Australian Doctor and Avant. The possibility of missing a diagnosis would have to be one of the major things that keeps doctors awake at...

Communication is key to shared care success

Many healthy, low-risk women choose antenatal shared care (ANSC) because they prefer to be cared for by a doctor they have an existing relationship with and feel more comfortable under their care. The Medical Council has identified some recurring themes in ANSC...

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