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Moving to Australia? Some pointers for overseas doctors.

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Moving to a new country is a daunting prospect and as a qualified doctor heading for Australia there are several things you should consider in time for your arrival. Step One – Registration There are a few stages to the process of registration so it is important to get started in good time. Firstly, you  … Read more


New to Victoria: The Health Complaints Commissioner

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The Victorian Health Complaints Act 2016 came into force on 1 February 2017, replacing the Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1987. What was previously the Office of the Health Services Commissioner (HSC) is now the Office of the Health Complaints Commissioner(HCC), which has broader powers and responsibilities. The Health Complaints Act augments the state’s  … Read more


If you haven’t thought about being a rural locum you should, and if you have, here’s why you’re right!

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Robin Jerome of ZEEP Medical discusses the benefits of working as a locum doctor as a career transition strategy. Even while our regional, rural and remote communities continue to grow, the demand for medical services has never been greater. A Google search for “rural locum needs” quickly demonstrates the worsening shortage of doctors in non-metro hospitals  … Read more


Medical 3D Printing Raises Issues With Medical Indemnity Insurance

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Medical 3D printing (or ‘additive manufacturing’) which creates bespoke anatomical models such as for use in planning complex surgery, not surprisingly raises issues in medico-legal risk and medical indemnity insurance. As with any innovative technique, medical indemnity insurers must strike a balance between not accepting unknown risks, and not impeding medical progress – which have  … Read more


Your Medical Indemnity

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At this time of year when most medical practitioners are looking at renewing their medical indemnity insurance for the next 12 months, it is time to consider your options – and importantly, know you have them. Contrary to popular belief, not all policies are the same, and not all premiums are the same – you  … Read more


Doctors and Business

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The medical profession holds a unique position in society; being a doctor is a privilege. As such, there are strict ethical guidelines with which we must comply. All medical practitioners should be familiar with the Medical Board’s ‘Good medical practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia’ (‘the Code’), which aims to articulate standards  … Read more


Discover the new way to save on Medical Indemnity Insurance premiums

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Tego offers affordable medical indemnity insurance, due to personalised risk profiling. Tego brings both competition and a different approach to pricing medical indemnity insurance. This is a good new development for doctors, and the more support we get, the more doctors will ultimately benefit.   While some medical indemnity insurers traditionally offer a “one size  … Read more