Top honours for NSW doctors

The following NSW doctors and medical researchers were recognised in the Australia Day Honours List: Companion (AC) in the General Division Professor Nicholas Joseph Talley (pictured): For eminent service to medical research, and to education in the field of...

Chlamydia: Do you know your patient's partner?

Doctors who treat a patient for a chlamydia infection must record the contact details of their patient’s partner. To minimise the risk that patients become reinfected with Chlamydia, it is acceptable practice for doctors to give their patients prescriptions for...

Opinion: Doctors must reach out to colleagues suffering in silence

Doctors and medical students have higher rates of psychological distress and attempted suicide. Medical practitioners need to reach out to each other to help, and should not be deterred by laws around the mandatory reporting of health professionals.

Codeine to be script-only

Pain is a significant health burden for many Australians, with up to one in five Australians living with chronic pain. A large proportion of the population rely on over the counter combination medicines containing codeine to manage this pain. However, from 1 February...

ALERT: Have you had prescriptions lost or stolen? Why you need to report

The Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit (PRU) is now publishing on the NSW Ministry of Health website prescriber details whose prescriptions/prescription stationery is reported to have been lost, stolen or forged, as a result of an increase in detected forged prescriptions...

Domestic violence: Can you spot it?

It has been estimated that a GP may see as many as five women a week who present with symptoms of violence in the home. Yet often the GP is unaware of the violence. Symptoms could include depression, anxiety and long-term headaches. Pregnant women who are stressed by...

Hearing member resources

Legal information, codes and guidelines to inform the work of Council and hearing members making decisions under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) .
What happens if the HCCC manages the complaint?
Following the joint assessment, the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) may manage your complaint. You will be told by the HCCC who is dealing with your complaint after the joint assessment.

How do you manage my information?

The complaints process is confidential. We only share confidential information if we need to.

What happens after I make a complaint?

After we receive your complaint, it will be provided to the relevant health professional council, who will let you know in writing that they have received your complaint. The council will also inform the Health Care Complaints Commission.