MIGA devotes much time in its advocacy work to keeping your professional regulation sensible, practical and fair. A recent win for MIGA’s advocacy is the Australian Health Ministers’ decision not to pursue very significant changes to professional regulation.
At MIGA we constantly strive to provide outstanding advice, service and support to our doctors. This is crucial in the circumstance where the doctor is the subject of a claim for compensation. When this occurs doctors usually are moving into a totally unknown environment, so it is vital that the MIGA claim solicitors are there with you every step of the way.
What do you do if your patient or their family/friend start recording a consultation or ward round in the hospital? Is that legal and can you ask them to stop? Explore the competing considerations and learn about some practical solutions.
Long-awaited reforms to treating practitioner mandatory reporting are expected to begin over the next couple of months in all States and Territories except Western Australia. Treating practitioners will only be required to make a mandatory report about their practitioner-patient in the certain circumstances.
Looking back, we encouraged you all to use 2019 as the ‘year of supporting yourself’. Did you make any changes – big or small? We hope you did, because suddenly 2020 is here and it could be a tough one. The year has started with unprecedented devastation and tragedy around our country. Some of you may have been personally touched by these events, but many more of you will feel the strain of living and working in communities that have been severely impacted.
MIGA’s Risk Management team undertakes many risk management reviews to assist healthcare businesses identify gaps or risks in their admin policies and procedures that could cause or contribute to complaints or claims being made against the company.
Each year, MIGA offers doctors in training the opportunity to apply for a Grant to support their pursuits of advanced training.
The end of the Risk Management year is only a few weeks away. Under the terms of our arrangement with the Commonwealth, Eligible Midwives must enrol in and complete our Risk Management Education Program. Don’t worry, we make it easy for you to fulfil that requirement, and give you a 10% discount on your premium when you renew in June 2020.
During November we were very excited and privileged to present and exhibit at the biennial Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference held in Fremantle. The conference theme was “Creating a Healthy Workplace”, featuring a wide range of local and international presentations.
Over the past two years 40 MIGA clients won 500,000 Qantas Points simply by renewing their insurance with MIGA! Hear from our lucky clients who share their travel highlights.
MIGA’s Charity Gala Ball in December 2019 was an amazing night celebrating our 120 Year Anniversary. Importantly, the event also acknowledged the importance of doctors’ mental health and raised funds for Beyond Blue, an organisation whose purpose aligns closely to ours – to support people in their time of need.