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Avoiding common employee contract disputes
6 Dec 2017
A written agreement is easier to defend than a handshake. However, before signing an employment contract, you should be very clear on the key clauses relating to indemnity, insurance or restraints. It is essential that you carefully read your co ...
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A young doctor's advice
4 Dec 2017
Life as a junior doctor can be tough. Especially as an intern. Indeed, it’s often the intern or resident (RMO) who has the closest patient contact under a team and acts as the first port of call when things go awry.
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Are you meeting AHPRA's indemnity requirements?
1 Dec 2017
What happens if I don't have adequate indemnity cover? Healthcare practitioners in Australia are not allowed to be 'under-insured' as this contravenes the AHPRA registration requirement for practitioners to have appropriate indemnity cover for ...
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AHPRA chaperone recommendations
28 Nov 2017
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency released a status report on 4 August 2017, on the implementation of the recommendations from the Independent review of the use of chaperones.
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The mind matters
21 Nov 2017
Tomorrow’s future healthcare practitioners represent a subgroup of the medical profession who are increasingly facing greater risk of poor mental health.
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Being a Good Samaritan
6 Oct 2017
The provision of healthcare to people in need of urgent medical attention in instances following motor vehicle accidents, at sporting events or during air travel can all be classified as Good Samaritan acts. These occurrences can take place both ...
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Volunteering in Mongolia
29 Aug 2017
Dr Douthwaite is a MIPS member and NSW State Leader for Scouts Australia and with MIPS' support recently accompanied scouts to the World Jamboree in Mongolia as Team Doctor.
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Why does your Credit Score matter
29 Aug 2017
Credit scores allow companies to make a quick informed decision about the likelihood of a potential customer repaying a loan or meeting monthly repayments such as on a phone or utility contract. It is not just about whether they will offer you f ...
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Financial literacy of healthcare professionals
29 Aug 2017
Traditionally healthcare practitioners have earned above average incomes and this can lead to a false sense of financial security as higher cash flow masks vulnerabilities.
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Moderating mandatory reporting
28 Aug 2017
Mandatory reporting – the focus needs to be on removing barriers to healthcare practitioners seeking help. Recent media has highlighted the high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, substance use and self-medication throughout the healthcare p ...
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