Seeking ‘sensible’ and ‘fair’ in healthcare

MIGA’s advocacy aims to ensure that expectations and frameworks for providing healthcare are sensible, fair, practical and realistic.

Often the interests of those involved can differ significantly. It can be a challenge to find an outcome which is sensible and fair to all involved. .... Read more

Your obligations – Assaults and reporting of domestic violence

The following scenarios regularly confront our members in their day-to-day practice. An underlying concern held by most doctors is whether they have a duty, or are required, to disclose the assault to the authorities where the patient refuses to do so or to otherwise take steps to ensure their safety. .... Read more

Back to Basics in Bariatrics

NSW Deputy State Coroner Magistrate Ryan handed down her decision regarding post-operative bariatric surgery complications resulting in the death of a much-loved mother and grandmother on 26 April 2018. The patient died from sepsis as a result of gastric perforation following the procedure..... Read more

Midwives – Beware the hazards of your social media activity

It is your responsibility to ensure that any information or advice that you provide via social media is evidence-based and correct to the best of your knowledge..... Read more

Treating the Elderly – When is it too much or too little?

According to the AMA, between 2010 and 2050, the number of older people (65 to 84 years) will more than double from 2.6 million to 6.3 million, and the number of very old (85 and over) will more than quadruple from 0.4million to 1.8 million..... Read more

Information overload? What should the regulator share?

There was significant outcry when AHPRA announced its decision earlier this year to link serious disciplinary decisions involving health practitioners to the practitioner’s public registration page, accessible through the AHPRA website. .... Read more

Medical Practices – Beware the risks of over confidence

The evolution of practice structures and the manner in which healthcare services are provided across wider teams of medical and non-medical staff means the risks that practices now carry are greater than they have ever been. .... Read more

Dare to dream

Applications for MIGA’s Doctors in Training Grants Program close Friday, 2 November 2018. See how MIGA can help make your dream a reality!.... Read more

Win a share of 10 million Qantas Points – Winners announced!

We recently drew the 20 lucky winners of our competition..... Read more

2018 Annual General Meeting 

We hope you will join us at the AGM to hear about developments in the last year at MIGA and to ask questions of the Chairman and CEO..... Read more

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