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Because we are a mutual organisation, representing and advocating for the interests of our members is a responsibility Avant takes seriously, especially when it comes to the big issues that impact on your ability to practise. Through negotiation with key stakeholders including government, statutory bodies and regulatory authorities, we aim to be a loud and credible voice, to positively influence change, so we can make a difference to health policy and to the way you practise.
As a mutual, we are committed to using our combined resources and experience to the advantage of our members. Read below Avant's position on issues affecting our members.
Avant supports mechanisms for continuous quality improvement which encourage and support doctors to assess their skills against applicable standards and expectations for quality health care.
Avant supports national adoption of the WA exemption from mandatory reporting obligations for the treating health practitioner.
Any legislative framework must be clear, consistent, and protect health practitioners as well as patients.
Avant supports the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme but highlights that improvements can be made.
Avant supports a nationally consistent approach to complaints handling, not only in terms of process but also in terms of outcomes.
Telehealth is increasingly becoming an important feature in a wide range of health services. Read about Avant’s experience, the benefit and risks of telehealth and current professional guidelines.
Avant supports a strong and sustainable primary healthcare system encompassing multi-disciplinary, team-based, GP-led, collaborative and patient-centred care.
Avant supports the review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and agrees that the MBS should be updated to reflect current, evidence-based medical practice.
Avant believes that a mandatory data breach notification law is unnecessary.
Avant believes improvements can be made to ensure practitioners are properly supported throughout a claim, complaint or other regulatory or legal process.
Avant supports the implementation of a national real-time prescription monitoring system.
Avant supports a nationally consistent approach to advance care planning and end-of-life decision making.
Avant recognises the benefits of e-health initiatives in a modern health system, but e-health systems must address issues around practitioners’ medico-legal risk.
Avant supports the NDIS provided its financial impacts on doctors are at least net neutral but it has several concerns.
Avant believes that to maintain your health and wellbeing doctors need access to appropriate support and services.
Through lobbying, negotiation and education with political leaders and health bodies, Avant takes an advocacy role to represent member interests and those of the profession as a whole. Access the full list of Avant's submissions.