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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’

Blogs

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

Blogs

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.

Blogs

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.

Blogs

Beware COVID email scams

Medical practices need to be vigilant about cyber security, including staff use of email. A significant increase in deceptive email schemes relates to COVID-19 themed scams.

Articles & Case Studies

Volunteering at events - what you need to know

Doctors are often asked to help at events - whether you're undertaking a paid or volunteer role, it's important to consider a few factors. 

Articles & Case Studies

When spinal surgery goes wrong

While spinal surgery has successfully helped a great many patients, the outcome can be catastrophic if it goes wrong.

Clinical

25 Jun 2020

Articles & Case Studies

Mandatory reporting - what's new

On 1 March 2020, the requirements for a treating practitioner to make a mandatory notification to Aphra about a colleague changed. 

 

Library

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.

Podcasts

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 www.mdanational.com.au/miscellaneous/difficult-conversations-support-material

Podcasts

05 Aug 2020