Case studies

Last year more than 2,000 complaints were received about medical practitioners. While this represents a very small proportion of practitioners in New South Wales, the complaints were primarily centred on themes such as clinical care, communication and medication issues...

Queen's birthday honours for NSW doctors

This year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list has recognized the work of many NSW doctors and medical researchers, including the late Professor David Cooper, who received a Companion of the Order of Australia. Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) The late Professor...

Schedule 8 - Prescribing Knowledge Gap

Did you know that when you prescribe drugs of addiction (Schedule 8 drugs) to someone you may need an authority by the NSW Ministry of Health? Many doctors don’t. An authority from the Ministry of Health is required to prescribe or supply a drug of addiction to: a drug...

New medical certificate guidelines

When it comes to medical certificates there are several points to remember: It is important when writing a certificate to have medical records which substantiate the certificate A doctor must always ensure that the patient’s right to confidentiality is respected and...
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