• Why become a member?

    • Largest specialist in-house medico-legal team of all MDOs in Australia

    • Market-leading risk education program

    • Comprehensive policy coverage

    • Unique member benefits

    Join Doctors' Health Fund today

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  • Australia’s leading medical defence organisation and medical indemnity insurance provider

    As Australia’s leading medical defence organisation and provider of medical indemnity insurance, Avant has more members, more claims experience and more expertise. So whatever situation as a medical professional you may find yourself in, you can be assured no one has more experience or resources to protect, defend and advise you. Avant, your advantage.

  • What's new

    Stay up to date with medico-legal news and events tailored to your specialty and access exclusive member-only tools, resources, education and scholarship opportunities for medical students, doctors and other medical professionals.

    • Handling professional conduct complaints against doctors

      Avant supports a nationally consistent approach to complaints handling, not only in terms of process but also in terms of outcomes.

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    • Watch our exclusive Q & A videos with Dr Gawande

      Exclusive to Avant members, view our series of Q & A session videos in which acclaimed surgeon and author, Dr Atul Gawande, discusses how to improve medical practice and patient outcomes with Avant’s Senior Medical Officer, Dr Penny Browne.

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    • Connect - Protecting members every day

      Workplace disputes, clinical incidents, Medicare audits, or practice management issues are just some of the reasons members could need our support. In this issue we offer our insights into some of the every day situations you could find yourself in.

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  • Risk management resources for Avant members

    • First Wednesday webinar

      Speaking out: mandatory reporting in healthcare

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    • CPD accredited eLearning courses

      Online courses consist of videos, cases and quizzes. Learning is self-paced and accredited by several colleges. Topics include communication, record keeping, case studies, consent, and common medico-legal issues.

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    • What to expect as an intern

      These short videos provide insight and ideas from Avant members and our medico-legal team. They focus on five key areas for you to consider to make a successful transition from student to intern.

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