Performance management is a stressful process for everyone, whether you are conducting the performance management or you are the subject of it. Whether you are an employer or employee, seeking advice at an early stage is the best way to ensure the process is both lawful and fair.
It has been a strong year of growth for Avant while we have sought to provide the highest possible level of support for our members.
Five leading lights in practice management have each been awarded an Avant-Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) Scholarship to enrich their professional development at the 2015 AAPM Conference in Hobart.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) recent examination of the policies and procedures of seven GP practices using the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records system identifies some deficiencies in the practices’ privacy policies.
Lack of consistency and legal uncertainty in the area of advance care planning impacts on medical practitioners providing care at the end of life and may expose them to medico-legal risk.
The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system has undergone a number of changes with the passing of the Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015 on 12 November 2015.
A recent case involving a seven-year-old child whose Jehovah’s Witness parents refused consent for a blood transfusion on the basis of religious beliefs, brings this ethical dilemma into focus for specialists and highlights that the court’s power to intervene is not limited to life-saving measures.
Mr L, aged 49 and living alone, attends a day surgery for a colonoscopy and requests to be discharged unaccompanied. He tells you he plans to drive home. How should you respond?
It was with great pleasure that in October 2015 Avant paid the first dividends to retiring members under the Retirement Reward Plan. Over 500 members received benefits with nearly $7 million being paid out in total.
Specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, Associate Professor Alan Lam, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, decided it was imperative to do the “right thing” when he successfully defended an appeal in a matter that has been running for seven years.