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New Code of Conduct for Midwives in Australia

By Tego Insurance on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 in General.

As medical practice insurers and medical indemnity insurance providers, we want you to know the legalities of being a midwife and your practice’s code for conduct.  At Tego, we recommend that all midwives take the opportunity to review the Code and familiarise themselves with the expectations for practice as set out by the NMBA.  The  … Read more

The Importance of a Hospital Discharge Summary: What Every GP Needs to Know

By Tego Insurance on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 in General.

The AMA’s position statement states “when a patient has received hospital care, the GP needs timely and comprehensive communication about the care provided, including transfer of care arrangements in order to enable the GP to continue providing high-quality care for the patient.” Australian Medical Association, General Practice/Hospitals Transfer of Care Arrangements, 2018 As a leading  … Read more

Specialist Doctors in Training: You Need Protection

By Tego Insurance on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 in General.

Protect your reputation and registration At Tego, we understand that training to be a doctor and building a career can be fraught with stress and unease. That is why we specialise in offering specialist doctors in training medico-legal advice and support. We provide high quality and responsive medico legal support as part of the medical  … Read more

Dealing with a Patient Complaint

By Tego Insurance on Monday, September 16th, 2019 in General.

No doctor wants to deal with a patient complaint. It can be challenging and stressful experience – so much that in one study it was found that over 95% of medical practitioners experience stress after receiving a complaint. (reference in footnote please: Bismark, M., Spittal, M., Studdert, D., (2013) Identification of doctors at risk of  … Read more

Seven Important Tips for Resolving a Patient’s Complaint

By Tego Insurance on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 in General.

As an experienced provider of medical indemnity insurance in Australia, our team at Tego recommend to respond to patient complaints in a timely manner. Listening to your patient’s concerns and showing empathy has been shown to assist in resolving or reducing the effects of a complaint escalating.  Below are 7 initial steps that will help  … Read more

New Guidelines on Sexual Boundaries in the Doctor and Patient Relationship

By Tego Insurance on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 in General.

The Australian Medical Board released their new, revised guidelines for all Australian medical practitioners. At Tego, we want to make medical practitioners aware of the revised guidelines as they are relevant to the way your practice may be managed. It is important to review your medical indemnity insurance to determine the scope of cover in  … Read more

Things can go wrong – medical indemnity insurance is here to protect you

By Tego Insurance on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 in General.

Yes, the service delivery of healthcare is changing and complex from formal to informal, face to face to online services. This means that your medical indemnity insurance must address the myriad of exposures which can impact doctors to practice owners to corporate entities. One thing you can count on is that things will go wrong.  … Read more

Medical Practices Must Protect Against Cyberattacks: 4 Tips for Your Office

By Tego Insurance on Monday, August 19th, 2019 in General.

Big publicised cyberattacks may make the headlines, but in fact, simple human error accounts for more data breaches in the health sector than any shadowy figures. At Tego, as medical practice insurance providers, we have a few suggestions to protect your medical practice. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reported the highest number  … Read more

Patient Follow up – A 101 Guide for Medical Practices & Medical Practitioners

By Tego Insurance on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 in General.

At Tego, you will always receive responsive, professional and expert medico-legal advice and claims support so you can continue to focus on providing quality patient care. Tego’s range of products include medical indemnity insurance for medical practitioners, medical centres and day clinics. Medical Indemnity Insurance As a Medical Indemnity Insurance provider, we understand the importance  … Read more

The Use of Chaperones in the Health Profession

By Tego Insurance on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 in General.

During intimate examinations it is well documented that by having a chaperone present is a mitigating factor in minimising the risk in clinical practice. Doctors Medical indemnity insurance  and Medical Practice Insurance can protect and support medical practitioners and medical practices against false accusations and misunderstandings. At Tego, our deep understanding of the medical profession  … Read more