Avant offers a range of print and digital publications containing insights gained from our members’ experiences through Avant Law, our Medico-legal Advisory Service and claims team. Avant medical and legal experts provide key learnings to help you manage risk.
Avant's biannual member magazine, Connect, explores topics relevant to medical practitioners using insights from our claims managers, medical advisors and Avant Law solicitors.
In this latest edition of Connect magazine, our medico-legal experts share insights on recent member cases to help you manage common dilemmas in today’s medical practice. Some of these explored in this issue include pressure from patients to prescribe, managing unreasonable patient and family expectations, and disclosing health information without consent. We also summarise the key legislative and regulatory changes in 2018 affecting doctors across Australia. Avant member A/Prof Richard Cracknell, Head of Emergency for South Western Sydney Health District, speaks to us about his team’s collaborative project to address ED complaints, which was nominated for a NSW Health Award. 2018 Avant Foundation Grant recipient A/Prof Nola Ries also discusses her research into defensive medical practice, which will inform educational resources for doctors.
From changes to the practitioners register to mandatory data breach reporting, we look at key legislative changes and events that have impacted the practice of medicine in 2018.
Members' Annual Report 2018
Financial Report 2018