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Always question - tests, treatments and procedures
28 Feb 2019
The following are recommendations when prescribing to patients from the National Prescribing Service (NPS) MedicineWise developed in partnership with Australia’s health professional colleges, societies and associations. It enables clinicians to ...
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Social media dos and don'ts
27 Feb 2019
It’s easy to assume that getting caught out on social media and social networking sites won’t happen to you. We have heard people say, “I’m hardly ever on Facebook”, “I only share information with friends” etc., but there are hundreds of social ...
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Is your membership classification correct?
27 Feb 2019
Undertaking practice not covered under your membership classification (for example level of ‘private’ billings stated) may prejudice your rights to the benefits of membership including insurance cover in the event you require assistance. To ensu ...
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Medicinal Cannabis - A Hazy Issue
26 Feb 2019
MIPS has been made aware that practitioners may be prescribing, are considering prescribing or have been approached for prescriptions of medicinal cannabis. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has tightened regulations around the prescribing o ...
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Are you eligible for PSS subsidy?
26 Feb 2019
The Premium Support Scheme (PSS) is an Australian government initiative designed to help medical practitioners with the cost of their medical indemnity insurance. MIPS administers the scheme on behalf of the government for eligible members.
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Pill testing at festivals
21 Feb 2019
Practitioners considering involvement in any aspect of pill testing need to ensure the work they are doing is legal and covered by professional indemnity. Although there is some community support including from the Australian Medical Associatio ...
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Reflecting on dealing with legal stuff after forty years
18 Dec 2018
Associate Professor of Paediatrics UNSW, David McDonald tells of his career in the medical field and how some of the things he has learned along the way may help MIPS members .
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Record high notifications to AHPRA
4 Dec 2018
The three most common complaints were about clinical care (41.1%), medication issues (12.6%) and health impairment (8.9%). The remaining complaints were about communication, documentation, behaviour, boundary violations, offences against other l ...
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Want to see change? Make it a habit
3 Dec 2018
Helping people establish healthy behaviours is a practice GPs are familiar with. Habits are incredibly powerful, but can be challenging for individuals to establish – how often do you see good intentions fall down by a lack of consistent action? ...
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Getting hired and getting noticed at work
28 Nov 2018
All healthcare practitioners should be employees of substance. How can you be recognised as a high performer and avoid red flags that could dent your prospects of that dream registrar position or senior dentist role you’ve set your sights on?
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