Mandatory reporting for Doctors - the COAG Review of legislation (2018-11-29)


Patients have right to know that they’re protected by the various codes and ethics and pieces of legislation that govern the medical profession. These provide them with assurance that the ...
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Can a doctor ever refuse to treat a patient (2018-10-29)


Most people assume that doctors, with all their years of medical training, are superheroes in white coats on a mission to save everyone in any circumstance! And there is a ...
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Writing your very first CV for a job in the medical profession (2018-09-24)


It can be daunting having to write your very first CV, particularly when you’ve spent the past several years studying and don’t have any real experience in the field you’re ...
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The right to die - Australian Euthanasia laws (2018-08-17)


Around the world opinions have been divided over the past few weeks as news surfaced from Belgium that three children had been given lethal injections by Doctors under the country’s ...
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Junior Doctor Working Hours - The good bad and ugly (2018-07-25)


Earlier this year the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists launched a review of its guidelines on fatigue to address the growing issue of doctor burnout. Burnout rates and ...
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Winter is here! Is your GP practice flu-proof? (2018-06-23)


New South Wales Health reports that it has received 6474 flu notifications to date this year. This includes 2576 notifications in June, almost double the number in June last year. ...
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Four common staff problems facing GP practices and what to do about them (2018-05-27)


Despite its grounding in science, medicine is a people profession. Doctors and medical staff find themselves dealing with patients at of all ages and cultures, sometimes at the most exciting ...
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Communication is key for GPs (2018-04-25)


As GP practices grow larger and busier, effective communication with patients and team members is more important than ever. There’s no doubt that being able to communicate with patients of ...
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What Makes a Good Locum Doctor and How to Find One (2017-11-03)


Being a locum Doctor appeals to many in the medical profession. Whether it is because you are between jobs, desire a more flexible career or possess the desire to gain ...
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Building patient relationships as a locum (2017-09-18)


The world of a locum doctor is a transient one. Your job, by its very nature, is temporary, meaning, it can be hard to build relationships with your patients when ...
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Mental Health in Doctors (2017-08-25)


It should come as no surprise to anyone that when compared to other Australia professionals, doctors are reported to have substantially higher rates of psychological distress, burnout and attempts at, ...
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Study tips (2017-07-28)


There comes a point in some people’s lives where they entertain the idea of going back to study. This might be to further their current career, or could be to ...
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Looking after yourself so you can look after others (2017-07-01)


It is a fair assumption by most people that doctors should be among the healthiest people due to their job being about making others healthy. However, in reality this isn’t ...
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The importance of work life balance and how to achieve it (2017-05-26)


In today’s working world, working 8am-7pm is the new 9am-5pm. Thanks to staff cuts and higher expectations from employers, it is now the norm to push your hour’s way above ...
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Making the most of the holidays as a locum (2016-12-16)


There are many reasons why someone might choose to go locum. It could be for flexibility with hours and shifts, for travel opportunities, more money or for more well-rounded experience. ...
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How our locum agency staff can assist you (2016-11-18)


If you’ve decided you would like to go locum, the best thing you can do is find yourself a good agency to team up with. Trying to find a placement ...
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Preparing to go locum (2016-10-13)


Have you been thinking about going locum for a while, but aren’t sure where to start? There are a few things you can do in preparation of making the big ...
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How to get the job you want (2016-09-23)


There is a huge difference between getting a job, and getting the job you want. When it comes to your work and your career, you shouldn’t have to settle for ...
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The benefits of a flexible working environment (2016-08-27)


There are people who really thrive on the nine to five workday, and then there are people who benefit more from a flexible work environment. It seems that these days, ...
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How to make locuming work for you (2016-07-29)


Locuming is the medical industry’s version of going freelance. The reason someone may choose to go locum will vary from person to person. Older, more experienced doctors may wish to ...
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Going regional – should you make the switch from metro? (2016-07-29)


Have you ever wondered whether a tree change might be for you? That is, swapping the big city life for a brand new start in the country. Although over two-thirds ...
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Doctors are still working too many hours (2016-07-29)


An audit by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) conducted in 2011 shows that doctors are still working an unsafe amount of hours. Over 50 percent of Australian hospital doctors work ...
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How to hire casual staff (2016-07-29)


In Australia, there are currently over two million people classified as casual workers. A lot of these people are students, making their way through high school or university and working ...
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Am I eligible to become a locum doctor? (2016-03-27)


A locum doctor is someone who is temporarily placed to fill a vacant position in a hospital or GP practice. This can be when the regular doctor is on leave, ...
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The Benefits of Going Locum (2016-02-29)


A locum doctor is a doctor who takes temporary placement when there is an opening left by another doctor who is away or when a practice is short-staffed. A person ...
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How Can We Attract More Doctors to Regional Australia? (2015-12-19)


It’s no secret that doctors are in demand for Australia’s regional, rural and remote areas. According to the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, the number of rural doctors who possess ...
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5 Misconceptions About Locum Doctors (2015-11-22)


The life of a locum doctor can be challenging – between the short notice, the time spent travelling to distant medical facilities and the perceived lack of stability, locums are ...
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Bullying in Hospitals: Addressing a Widespread Problem (2015-10-25)


The issue of bullying in hospitals has made headlines recently following a number of reviews highlighting a widespread problem throughout Australia. A review conducted by the Royal College of Australasian ...
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Seven Tips for Finding the Perfect Practice Manager (2015-09-22)


When you’re looking for locums or other medical team members, you probably know exactly what you need and have a specialist medical recruitment agency to help with the process. But how ...
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Why the Best Doctors Aren’t Always the Best at Business (2015-08-24)


When your primary task is to treat all manner of sickness and disease, and to even save lives, running a smooth and efficient business probably isn’t at the top of ...
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