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Reducing suicide and deliberate self-harm in mental health in patient units

Recommendations have been made in the coronial jurisdiction following an inquest into the death of a patient in a declared mental health inpatient unit.
  • 6 Feb 2018

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Forged consent forms lead to suspended registration

A medical specialist has been prosecuted for professional misconduct and had their registration suspended after forging consent forms for over 30 patients.
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No ticket, no surgery

The Professional Standards Committee of the Medical Council of NSW found a medical practitioner guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct for allowing a visiting surgeon to operate without being registered to practise in NSW.
  • 14 Mar 2017

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A need for targeted prevention of suicide by health professionals

A recent coroner’s inquest into the death of a RANZCOG trainee from an accidental overdose of intravenous drugs, including propofol, midazolam, and fentanyl, has highlighted the problem of diversion of drugs of addiction from hospitals. The inquest also highlighted a number of other issues which are of relevance to hospitals and doctors.
  • 7 Dec 2016

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Primacy of Primary Insuring Clause

Schmidt J of the NSW Supreme Court has reminded us of the importance of examining the terms of the primary insuring provisions of policies in determining whether they respond.  This examination includes a requirement that the policy be interpreted to give it a business like interpretation.

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