Our latest Annual Report - What you need to know

The Medical Council of NSW received 3078 complaints about 2460 doctors in 2022/23 with complaints and notifications made about 6% of the state’s 40,356 medical practitioners. There were also 117 mandatory notifications made about 104 medical practitioners (0.26% of NSW...

Council Annual Reports 2022/23

For the 2022/23 reporting period, the joint annual report of the 15 NSW Health Professional Councils (Councils) is now available.

NSW Health Professional Councils and HPCA launch Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy

The NSW Health Professional Councils and Health Professional Councils Authority have launched their joint Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy 2023 – 2024.
Our podcasts
Welcome to NSW Medical Council podcasts. Our podcasts aims to support NSW medical practitioners hear about issues and share practical guidance on professional standards, good medical practice and valuable insights from medical regulators and thought leaders on patient-...

Cultural safety

The joint Councils and HPCA Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy 2023 - 2024 aims to strengthen cultural safety within the NSW regulatory system through increased participation of Aboriginal people and collaboration with stakeholders.

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...
Useful resources
This section proivdes a list of useful resoucres, including our publications and policies.