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Defence Update

Defence Update is MDA National’s flagship publication produced twice a year. The content is designed to support, inform and engage our Doctor in Specialist Training and Practising Specialist Doctor Members across Australia.

03 Dec 2020

Articles & Case Studies

Leaving a group practice

What are my obligations if I am leaving a group practice to work elsewhere? If you have an employment contract, before accepting a new position or starting your own business, check for restraint of trade clauses, exit requirements and other relevant contract terms.

Employment Essentials

13 Oct 2020


Don't let iron infusions stain your reputation

Skin staining from iron infusions continues to cause complaints and claims against doctors and their staff. In a recent two-week period, MDA National received notification of four cases of iron staining.


Revised Code of Conduct - what you need to know

The revised Good medical practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia comes into effect on 1 October 2020. The Code of Conduct is published by the Medical Board and describes what is expected of all doctors registered to practise medicine in Australia.

Articles & Case Studies

Death of a colleague

The death of a colleague is not something we like to think about but if it happens the impact on the team and practice can be significant. This resource provides practical tips and ‘things to think about’


Changes to ECG billing for GPs

Recent changes to Cardiac Imaging Services, which came into effect on 1 August 2020, will require a change in billing processes for many general practitioners.

19 Aug 2020


Error identified in Ahpra registration renewal question

Ahpra’s medical practitioner registration renewal opened on 6 August and is due by 30 September 2020. The renewal question regarding declaration of all known complaints made about the practitioner contains a typographical error, which is being urgently corrected by Ahpra.


New restrictions on MBS telehealth items

From Monday 20 July 2020, GPs and other medical practitioners working in general practice can only bill an MBS COVID-19 telehealth and telephone attendance where they have a relationship with the patient.



Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.


10 Aug 2020

Diplomacy in a hierarchy: Tips for approaching a difficult conversation with a senior hospital colleague

Resolving a disagreement or conflict can be hard and it’s a skill that needs practise. In this podcast Dr Eddie Kim (a residential medical officer), Dr Paul Eleftheriou (a chief medical officer) and Dr Kiely Kim (MDA National medico-legal adviser and general practitioner), explore top tips for approaching a difficult and possibly daunting conversation with a senior colleague. References and related resources for this episode can be viewed at


05 Aug 2020