From the experience of MIPS comes this informative presentation run by MIPS clinico-legal adviser, Dr Nichola Davis an experienced General Practitioner and RACGP exam setter. Dr Davis' experience as a clinico-legal adviser dealing with notifications on a daily basis from healthcare practitioners like you, provides invaluable insight into the function MIPS performs to protect its members as well as some of the obstacles to avoid while you are practising.

Case studies of familiar scenarios which have found some members unwittingly in ‘hot water’ are outlined in this session.  Major issues to be discussed are:

  1. Inappropriate health records  
  2. Diagnostic issues 
  3. Surgical  
  4. AHPRA complaints
  5. Prescribing  
  6. Communication 
  7. Difficult patients 
  8. Work life balance/impairment
  9. Social media 
  10. Family – custody issues

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the main clinico legal and regulatory risks confronting health practitioners
  • Identify strategies to minimise the risk of claim, complaint or investigation and mitigate outcomes concerning these risks 
  • Implement practice systems to improve patient care 

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