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A Guide to Medical Indemnity Insurance in Australia

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Medical indemnity insurers provide specialised professional indemnity insurance for doctors in Australia. They may also provide additional support services, such as a 24/7 direct line to highly experienced medical lawyers for doctors needing advice regarding their legal obligations and potential liabilities in any given situation. All medical indemnity insurers in Australia must meet the minimum  … Read more


Causation – What you Should, And Should Not, Ask Your Expert

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When medical practitioners are sued, they understandably tend to conclude that if they have made a mistake, they are liable for any injuries the patient has suffered. However, for a patient to be successful in their claim against a medical practitioner, the law requires that they prove not only that the doctor breached his or  … Read more


Block Financial Pain

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Medical specialists today – and none more so than anaesthetists – face extremely challenging times. Once thought of as a ‘ticket to ride’ financially, medical specialists now face a barrage of issues affecting not only their careers and job security, but their ability to build financial independence. High education expenses, a tsunami of  … Read more


The Wellbeing of Doctors

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As a doctor working in emergency departments, I can vouch for the stress and fatigue to which medical practitioners may be exposed in an average day’s work. In addition, the challenges faced by doctors who are new or transient (such as locums like myself), or doctors-in-training rotating through different departments, can be augmented by having  … Read more


New Victorian Maternity eHandbook

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The Victorian Maternity and Newborn Clinical Network (VMNCN) of Safer Care Victoria launched a Maternity eHandbook on 22 August 2017 which offers readily available information on pathways of care, in the context of a range of obstetric presentations. It is the culmination of a project spanning over approximately 4 years, which involved drawing on existing  … Read more