Blog - Tego News

A Guide to Medical Practice Indemnity Insurance

in General.

Whether you are an owner or practice manager of a medical practice, clinic or day surgery, it is vital to understand what insurances you need to protect your staff and the business from a variety of risks and exposures inherent in running a practice. This guide will help practice owners, practice managers and medical practitioners  … Read more


Why Do Hospital Doctors Have Their Own Indemnity Insurance?

in General.

At Tego Insurance, we specialise in medical indemnity insurance in Australia. It is common for an employed doctor in a public hospital to be covered by their employer for claims arising from alleged omissions or acts. But many employed health practitioners also obtain their own indemnity cover for issues that arise that fall outside the  … Read more


What You Need to Know About Purchasing a Medical Practice?

in General.

Purchasing a medical practice is not to be taken lightly. It is a truly consequential professional and financial decision. At Tego Insurance, we are not just experts on Medical indemnity Insurance Australia and Entity Medical Malpractice Insurance, but we are here to guide you through the major decisions you need to make as a medical  … Read more


Social Media And Health Practitioners In Australia

in General.

As health practitioners in Australia, you can not be too careful and aware of what you post on social media from Facebook to Snapshot. For example, just the smallest error, like taking a harmless photo of yourself in the halls of a hospital and without thinking you forget you are holding a patient’s chart. If  … Read more


Proactive Measures to Take When Running a Medical Practice

in General.

Running a medical practice in today’s digitally connected world, comes with increasing and evolving cyber risks. The sensitivity and volume of medical data stored and information accessed entirely digitally, has been leaving practices vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12-month Insights Report, revealed  … Read more


New Collaboration Between AHPRA and Aged Care Commission

in General.

Healthcare practitioners who care for the eldely should be aware of the new joint venture between Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) in July of this year. Tego Insurance wants you to know about the statutory mandates that are now in place when caring for  … Read more


Mediation Is The Key In Medical Negligence Cases

in General.

For over 30 years in Australia, medical negligence claims have been rising dramatically. The new medicines and new technology issues have increased the complexities in healthcare. That is why almost every claim of medical negligence is referred to mediation, by court order or consent. The experts at Tego Insurance, providers of medical indemnity insurance and  … Read more


Is Telemedicine Legal?

in General.

Health Care Complaints Commission v Goyer- 2019 At Tego Insurance, we want you to know the latest in terms of consulting patients by phone.  As experts in Medical indemnity insurance Australia and Medical indemnity insurance costs, we want you to be up to date on the latest issues surrounding healthcare and communication. The Story In  … Read more


In 2020, New Opioid Regulatory Measures Are Coming

in General.

2020 has brought in new opioid regulatory measures in Australia to support clinically sound and appropriate opioid prescribing practices.  Issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia  “The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA’s) new opioid measures include smaller pack sizes to be registered from January 2020 and available once medicine sponsors can bring them to  … Read more


Confidentiality In Healthcare

in General.

It is common knowledge with all health practitioners that they must evoke complete trust with their patients, if they want an effective therapeutic relationship with their patients. The Medical Board of Australia’s Good Medical Practice: The Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia states: “Patients have a right to expect that doctors and their staff  … Read more