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AHPRA: Do I need to self-report?
7 Sep 2020
It is likely that an individual who self-reports early will be looked upon more favourably so in most cases MIPS recommends assistance is sought before a patient or colleague makes a notification about you
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Raising standards of care and decision making
6 Sep 2020
There is a global paucity of scientific data in relation to patient outcomes from appearance altering procedures. Validated clinical assessment and decision support tools are not available. This creates risks for both patients and surgeons
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Telehealth - Beware the risks
3 Sep 2020
COVID-19 has accelerated the need for telehealth services in the community and with its increased usage has exposed the risks associated with ‘distanced’ healthcare delivery. Despite the ease of access and convenience telehealth provides, the on ...
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Protecting your assets - personal and financial wellbeing
1 Sep 2020
In times of adversity and uncertainty the things that matter to us can be greatly directly or indirectly impacted. It is important as healthcare professionals you manage your wellbeing and obligations to family and friends while protecting the c ...
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42% of specialists report drop in income
1 Sep 2020
Concerns were raised if patients were getting quality and continuity of care without video consultations and it was noted that these telehealth consultations were more likely to be used in wealthier areas or within larger practices.
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Informed consent - Your obligation, your patient's right
31 Aug 2020
Inadequate consent to clinical intervention has been regarded as the basis of a significant number of medical negligence claims. Are you meeting all requirements?
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Experienced a medico-legal claim, complaint or disciplinary process?
31 Aug 2020
The University of Melbourne is looking for doctors with a physical or mental illness for a research study into the psychological and emotional impact of medico-legal claims, complaints or disciplinary processes.
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Blood borne viruses guidelines
10 Jun 2020
By following these updated guidelines, registered health practitioners and students comply with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) Guidelines Australian National Guidelines for the management of healthcare workers (HCWs) living w ...
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Changes to prescribing opioids
1 Jun 2020
Commencing 1 June 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings for opioid medicines changed, in an effort to: improve pain management strategies, and to reduce the current number of deaths and hospitalisations due to opioid abuse.
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Real Time Prescription Monitoring in your state
1 Jun 2020
“Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM) is a computer system that aims to reduce misuse of controlled medicines in Australia. It will alert prescribers and pharmacists to a patient’s medication history before they write or dispense prescriptio ...
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