CHANGES are afoot with national registration. Amanda Sheppeard reports on how national laws will affect advertising and mandatory reporting regulations.
MDOs are reminding practitioners of their reporting duties, and to ensure patients make informed decisions on seasonal flu vaccinations, following a number of serious adverse reactions.
Controversial changes to the powers of the PSR are on the cards, but should doctors be worried?
Seeking compensation: let me count the ways. Amanda Sheppeard looks at some of the options available to patients.
THE public health system is likely to bear the brunt of the global financial crisis, medical defence organisations (MDOs) have warned, as patients abandon private health insurance and rely on the public system for non-urgent treatment and diagnostic tests. According to Dr Paul Nisselle, Avant’s general manager of clinical risk management, while GPs were reasonably insulated from the financial crisis, their patients might not be. “There will... be increased pressure on the public system, both as a result of people dropping their private health insurance and people not being able to afford medications,” he said. GPs ...
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