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What surgeons can do if they receive a complaint

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Surgeons who receive a complaint from a patient or another clinician via the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) can seek support from the College or their medical indemnity insurance organisation. The college has produced a Complaints User Guide to explain how it deals with complaints against its Fellows, who include cardiothoracic surgeons, general surgeons,  … Read more


Why Health and Medical Professionals Need Medical Practice Insurance

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Medical and Healthcare professionals truly face distinctive risks for a multitude of reasons, from a patient’s limited mobility to protecting sensitive patient information dealt with on a daily basis. And that’s in addition to the other risks faced, like property damage to your medical business office or loss of business records and patient files.    … Read more


Run-Off Cover Scheme (ROCS) in your Medical Indemnity Policy

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What is ROCS? ROCS is a Australian government scheme that provides eligible doctors with free of charge Medical Indemnity Insurance for their past private practice once they have ceased working   It is funded through a yearly 5% levy, the “ROCS support payment”, which is applied to all Medical Indemnity Premiums during a doctors practicing life.  … Read more


Why urological surgery is the perfect fit for this convivial doctor

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Tego Profile: Dinesh Patel Specialty: Urological surgeon – private and public Medical School: University of New South Wales Internship, residencies and advanced training: Sutherland Hospital, St George Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Concord Hospital, Gosford Hospital, Westmead Children’s, St Vincent’s Sydney Significant other: My supportive wife Enjoys: Music, travel, running, good food and wine Urological  … Read more


Medical Indemnity Insurance – Why it should be on your radar

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Australia Medical Indemnity Insurance safeguards both practices and their professionals. Medical Indemnity Insurance safeguards both practices and their professionals in the allied health sectors from claims for property damage, financial loss, and bodily injury coming from omissions and errors in your medical practice. It is essential that practices or incorporated entities providing health care services  … Read more


Registrations Standard: Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements

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This is the registration standard set out the Medical Board of Australia for Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements for medical practitioners. It is is essential that you as a healthcare professional understand and comply with these standards. This standard applies to all registered health professionals except those with ‘non-practising registration’ or students.  What must you  … Read more


Demystifying Medical Malpractice Insurance

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What is Medical Malpractice in Australia Insurance Medical Malpractice Insurance protects licensed health care professionals from liability. Medical Malpractice Insurance protects  health care and medical practitioners caused by wrongful practices that result in bodily injury, property damage, and medical expenses. The costs of defending these claims are covered as well. Medical Malpractice protects the business  … Read more


Demystifying Medical Indemnity Insurance

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First and foremost let’s be clear- all Medical Indemnity Insurance policies are not the same.  Here are two areas of concern- choosing the right policy and when you should you review it, which illustrate this point. In regard to deciding on a Medical Indemnity Policy– here are the essential questions to ask- Does your policy  … Read more