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MPS member report 2021
6 Dec 2021
MIPS is proud to continue to protect, support and advise our members as they care for the community during an uncertain and challenging time. Over 2020/21, we focussed on evolving our services and processes to meet members’ needs.
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Ensure your internship survival
4 Dec 2021
The skills you actually need to survive and thrive as an intern are the soft skills…the ones that you don’t get taught at medical school. Communication, negotiation, conflict-resolution, and time-management are all essential and if you can maste ...
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Continuous learning for your mind, your body, your soul and your career
4 Dec 2021
Medical and dental healthcare practitioners often find themselves shouldering a towering workload with demanding responsibilities2, which can often lead to lethargy, lack of enthusiasm to invest in their professional development, and little time ...
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AHPRA reports drop in notifications
4 Dec 2021
5,516 notifications were lodged with AHPRA last year, a decrease of 229 from 2019/20. Medical practitioners made up 15.6% of all registered health practitioners with 129,066 now in the profession. An increase of 2.7% from 2019/2020.
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Independent Medical Exams - Conducting assessments for third parties
30 Nov 2021
Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) play a crucial role in ensuring individuals receive a fair and unbiased health assessment in cases of injury or illness. As registered healthcare practitioners, examiners are bound to AHPRA’s Code of C ...
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PSR identifies instant prescriptions as a concern
30 Nov 2021
The PSR observed that prescriptions of expensive medications that usually require a detailed patient history... were being prescribed after only brief interactions and a series of text messages.
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Safety, Quality, and improvements in Diagnosis
30 Nov 2021
Key functions of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare include: developing national safety and quality standards, developing clinical care standards to improve the implementation of evidence-based health care, coordinatin ...
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Practitioner wellbeing during Coronageddon
30 Nov 2021
A reflection on the current challenges that this second year of the COVID-19 outbreak has brought for your practice and exploration of strategies to help you care for self while caring for others, to ensure you minimise any clinico-legal risks a ...
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Advice for GPs: Regulatory changes for nicotine vaping products
30 Nov 2021
Nicotine Vaping Products as Prescription only Medicine for Smoking Cessation. From 1 October 2021, changes were introduced to nicotine prescribing in Australia. The Poison Standard clarifies the regulation of Schedule 4 medicine. nicotine vaping ...
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Am I an employee or an independent contractor?
30 Nov 2021
When starting a new job, you can be engaged to perform work in a number of capacities. It is important you understand the nature of the engagement that you are entering into with the other party. It is not uncommon for healthcare practitioners ...
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