Flying to new heights with our Qantas partnership

MIGA is proud to have entered into an arrangement with one of Australia’s most respected and recognised national brands. We know that many of you are frequent travellers for business and pleasure, so Qantas Points are a reward you can readily utilise. We believe it is a valuable way of recognising your loyalty and giving you something in return..... Read more

Privacy Act amendments what do they mean?

The recently passed Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data breaches) Bill 2016 is expected to come into effect later this year. As private health service providers are regulated under the Privacy Act, the Amendment will require providers to notify the Privacy Commissioner of data breaches in certain circumstances and you should be aware of your obligations..... Read more

Managing complaints – Changes in Victoria

A new Health Complaints Act 2016 was introduced in Victoria and began operation on 1 February 2017. Complaints are now referred to the Health Complaints Commissioner who will work closely with AHPRA. The Commissioner has some new and important powers which Doctors in Victoria should make themselves aware of. The legislation sets out a Complaint Handling Standard which provides useful tips for health practitioners..... Read more

The perils of silence – Communicating for safety

Doctor Taupe is writing up a script for anticoagulation, observed by a trainee. The trainee pulls out his smartphone and confers with his medication app. He realises that the dosage being prescribed is too high..... Read more

Claims against practice companies are not limited to direct patient claims

Whilst claims are generally made directly against practices (entities/companies) by patients there is growing evidence of claims against practices being lodged by third parties..... Read more

NMBA – Nurse & Midwife Support Service now available

Nurses and midwives now have 24 hour access to confidential health support anywhere in Australia. The new service, which is a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) initiative, is run independently by Turning Point..... Read more

Am I covered when working as a doctor overseas?

For many doctors at some point in their career, an opportunity arises for them to work overseas either to train in their field, join a medical aid mission, or as part of their extra-curricular activities such as accompanying a group or sporting team..... Read more

Have your circumstances changed?

As your career evolves your practice circumstances can change frequently, particularly in the early stages of your career. Whether you are entering your initial fellowship training program, heading into private practice, moving interstate or retiring, these changes need to be notified to MIGA to ensure that you remain appropriately covered..... Read more

Understand your risks and reduce the chance of a claim or complaint

Understanding how risk can present in your practice is the first step in managing it! Utilise the activities in our Risk Management Program to learn about risk in your practice. .... Read more

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