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My Health Record

The ins and outs of My Health Record

  • 29/01/2019

The federal government has extended the period for opting out of the new My Health Record (MHR) system to January 31 next year. This system affects every one of us.…

Royal Commission Into Aged Care

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

  • 24/01/2019

The preliminary hearings for the Royal Commission into aged care commenced on 18 January 2019. There was a call for submissions regarding: The quality of aged care services being delivered;…

Anesthesia

Review: ‘Anaesthesia’ by Kate Cole-Adams

  • 03/12/2018

The book by Kate Cole-Adams, ‘Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion; The Mystery of Consciousness’, provides an engaging and thought-provoking look at the issues surrounding the use of modern-day anaesthetic. It…

Anaesthetic Error

Anaesthetic Error – Other Case Studies

  • 03/12/2018

Further to our own client's stories, other cases involving the misuse of anaesthesia or anaesthetic error in Australia and the UK have affected public and professional discourse surrounding anaesthesia. Grace Wong…

My Health Record: Opt-Out Period Extended

  • 22/11/2018

The Senate has voted to extend the opt-out period for the ‘My Health Record’ system to 31 January 2019. This gives Australians an extra two-and-a-half months to opt-out of the system.…

A Summary Of Medical Negligence Cases

Full tribunal findings on Dr Gayed released

  • 11/10/2018

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) published its full decision on October 9 in the case brought by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) against Dr Gayed. The NCAT hearing…

Endometriosis

New National Action Plan for Endometriosis

  • 28/05/2018

The government has recently announced funding in the amount of $2.5 million as part of a national plan to fund research into endometriosis and to promote awareness of the condition.…

Home Births

Home births – why the increasing trend?

  • 23/08/2017

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law Chandrika Darroch ponders the increasing trend towards home births  Recently I was told about a couple who lost their baby following a prolonged labour…

Should Nursing Home Doors Be Locked

Should nursing home doors be locked?

  • 17/08/2017

Practices in nursing homes across Australia vary when it comes to easy access for residents and visitors but should nursing home doors be locked? If you've visited a relative or…

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