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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. We invite you to read...

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...

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...

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