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choosing-indmenity
What do I need to know about choosing indemnity?
12 Jun 2018
An informed decision about individual indemnity needs, ensures MIPS members and prospective members understand what works best for them.
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How to: Budgeting and cash flow
1 Jun 2018
Through cycles of income and expense, we develop an equilibrium that allows for the enjoyment of a lifestyle that encompasses required expenses and desired activities. However, what many everyday Australians don’t have is an awareness of their f ...
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Are you sufficiently indemnified?
28 May 2018
Members should ensure that their practice classification accurately reflects the practice they undertake. Undertaking practice not covered under your membership classification (for example level of ‘private’ billings is understated) may prejudic ...
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Mandatory reporting 101
28 May 2018
All practitioners have a professional and ethical obligation to protect and promote public health and safe healthcare and under the National Law. Health practitioners, employers and education providers have mandatory reporting responsibilities. ...
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Selecting appropriate hospital cover
28 May 2018
The first thing you need to consider when choosing the right cover is to ensure it is tailored to your needs. Many health insurers now make it easier by compartmentalising their policies to help guide their customers – some funds separate pol ...
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dental-implants
Implants and informed consent
28 May 2018
The issue of informed consent arises repetitively in dental cases, especially with implants. Frequently the key factor is not the consent process and what was or was not communicated, but what was documented in the contemporaneous clinical notes ...
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Massive fines for data breaches
28 May 2018
As of 22 February 2018, new legislative requirements under the Federal Government’s Notifiable Breaches scheme came into effect. The aim of this was to outline new standards of accountability and transparency to protect individuals’ personal inf ...
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securing-internship
Securing your ideal internship
25 May 2018
As it gets more difficult for medical graduates to secure an internship, we want to make sure our MIPS members are adequately informed so that you have the best chance of securing a place in 2018.
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Iceland-elective
No ED Registrars in Iceland
15 May 2018
Final year medical student at the University of Tasmania (Launceston Clinical School) Just south of the Arctic Circle, Reykjavik is the most northern capital city in the world. I did my elective at the biggest hospital in Iceland, the Landspit ...
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Car finance options
2 Apr 2018
Buying a car, especially a brand new one, can be an exciting experience. The likelihood is that you probably won’t buy it outright - what's more likely is that it will be financed. Whether it’s your first ever vehicle, or you’re upgrading to a m ...
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