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Will the Government keep the PSS?
16 Oct 2017
MIPS has submitted a response to the Department of Health on behalf of members as part of the First Principles Review of the indemnity Insurance Fund. The First Principles Discussion Paper poses questions in respect of the various schemes that h ...
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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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Dentistry - A risky business
1 Sep 2017
As a young dentist, you need to have a well-balanced set of skills and knowledge. It can get frustrating but remember that practice makes perfect because hand skills take time to develop.
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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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The limits to patient confidentiality
25 Aug 2017
While likely to be a rare occurrence for most medical practitioners, a question arises around your obligation to disclose information provided to you by a patient. When a patient discloses to you or you suspect they have engaged in illegal activ ...
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Personal loan vs credit card
23 Aug 2017
As most people have a credit card, this comparison helps to promote the personal loans advantages over a credit card. Importantly, this should provide an example of interest rate payment differences between a personal loan and a credit card, cle ...
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How to pay less interest by consolidating two or more debts
16 Aug 2017
Australia’s appetite for debt is huge. Currently, household debt is 187% of household disposable income and about 20% of middle income Australians have no room in their budget for unexpected expenses.*
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