Practitioner

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...

Medical students

As a NSW medical student, you might be surprised to learn the NSW Medical Council already regulates your conduct and health - even before you become a doctor. So, what do we do, and when might you come in contact with us? First and foremost, our job as the regulator of...

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...

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...

Social media: the ins and outs of maintaining a social presence

Social media allows us to connect with a wide audience, promote health messaging, combat myths, and contribute to public discourse. On a personal level, we can use it to build a support network and stay in touch with friends and colleagues all over the country and the...

The top 10 rules of mandatory reporting

While many in the profession view mandatory reporting as an intimidating or punishing practice, its focus is protecting the public from substantial risk of harm. There are many myths perpetuated, but they are largely untrue . A responsible approach to mandatory...

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