Below are a number of risk resources available to employees of CHA members.
Risk Management Programs for Doctors
MIGA is committed to providing services that assist doctors to manage risk in their day to day practice. The MIGA Risk Management Program is simple, flexible and varied so you can participate in the way that suits you. MIGA members who achieve 10 Points in this program are entitled to a 10% premium discount the following year. You will also reducieyour risk of claims and complaints.
Workload Pressures and Poor Systems Make Good Surgeons Vulnerable
A busy paediatric surgeon miss-read a radiology report as he dictated a letter back to a referring GP following examination of his patient. He advised the GP that the child had an obstruction at the lower end of his ureter and recommended surgery. The site of the obstruction disclosed on radiology was actually at the upper end of the ureter. Find out what happened next here.
Giving Evidence: Before the Coronor or Your Registration Board
Giving evidence in a court or tribunal can be stressful for any health professional.
The extent of stress and anxiety varies depending on the role of the health professional in the proceedings. For example, giving evidence as a third party (i.e. as an expert witness) who is not directly associated with the issues that are the subject of the inquiry, versus giving evidence as a respondent to the proceedings.
To assist doctor who may be required to give evidence MIGA has produced this check list to assist you in navigating the Coroner’s Court and Registration Board.
Social Media: A Fact Sheet
The Medical Associations and Medical Student’s Associations of both Australia and New Zealand have produced “Social Media and the Medical Profession: a guide to online professionalism for medical practitioners and medical students.” The guide explores issues related to the use of social media that may impact on a doctor’s integrity, reputation, employment opportunities and relationships between both patients and colleagues. Read the full guide here.
A Quick Review of Consent:
In general, a minor (less than 18 years) requires consent from a parent or guardian before treatment can commence, with the exception of an emergency or where treatment is of a minor nature. Read more on this issue here.
Workload Pressures & Poor Systems: A Case Study for Paedaitric Surgeons and Proceduralists
A busy paediatric surgeon misread a radiology report as he dictated a letter back to a referring GP following examination of his patient. He advised the GP that the child had an obstruction at the lower end of his ureter and recommended surgery. The site of the obstruction disclosed on adiology was actually at the upper end of the ureter. Read the complete case study here.
Doctors In Trainging Grant: Report by Dr. Steven Moylan
A report by Dr. Moylan on the Doctors in Training Grant offered by MIGA. Click here to access it and find out the benefits you may receive as an applicant and possible recipient.